Broome Bird Observatory requires some Campground hosts. Come and volunteer at the Broome Bird Observatory and see the amazing migration of thousands of shorebirds from Roebuck Bay. We are seeking campground hosts to assist with all duties during March and/or April 2014.
The ‘Wave the Waders Goodbye’ course still has places available and runs from 14–19 March 2014. The cost is $1160 for BirdLife Members and $1290 for non-members. This covers five nights’ accommodation, all food, pick-up and drop-off from Broome, use of binoculars and telescopes, all presentations and field trips to see the fabulous shorebirds.
Visit our website for more details about courses, as well as tours, camping and accommodation and being a campground host at the Broome Bird Observatory.
As the tourist season in Broome gradually comes to an end, shorebird numbers are reaching their peak once again as the returning adults and a fresh generation of juveniles arrive back in Roebuck Bay. The vast flocks, comprising numerous different species, will now remain in the Bay to gain weight and moult into breeding plumage before heading north once more from next March.
Other visiting migrants are also now back in the area for the upcoming Wet Season, including Dollarbirds, Channel-billed Cuckoos and Yellow Wagtails.
The Broome Bird Observatory’s Wave the Waders Goodbye course next April is already fully booked, but we still have places available on the same course in March. For an opportunity to see the spectacular flocks of shorebirds just before they leave, improve your identification skills and learn about the fascinating ecology of these birds, as well as exploring the other exciting birdlife that Broome has to offer, why not join us on the course from 14–19 March?
Visit our website for more details about courses, as well as tours, camping and accommodation at the Broome Bird Observatory.
The Broome Bird Observatory is approaching the end of the Dry Season — perhaps the most exciting time of the year. It’s when the flocks of migratory shorebirds return from their Arctic breeding grounds, soon to be followed by their newly fledged juveniles. Once here they take up residence on the invertebrate-rich mudflats of Roebuck Bay.
Further inland, the lakes and swamps are diminishing rapidly and attracting increasingly large concentrations of many waterbirds from the surrounding district.
Broome Bird Observatory’s tours to see the wonderful birdlife that inhabits the region’s diverse habitats are still available on many dates. However, all places on our popular courses in September and October are already filled, but we are taking bookings for our courses scheduled for 2014. Broome Bird Observatory’s courses are an excellent way to experience the region’s renowned range of birdlife and learn more about the great diversity of species that are found here.
Please visit our website for more details about our tours, courses and accommodation at the BBO.
The Broome Bird Observatory still has accommodation and tours available for the exciting July–September period. As the dry season progresses, the plains will dry up and the lakes on Roebuck Plains will attract increasingly spectacular numbers of many species of birds, including huge numbers of ducks, egrets, Brolgas and many others making use of the last remaining water. The concentration of birds attracts a brilliant array of raptors, with up to 16 species seen regularly in the region. The migratory freshwater waders will start returning to the lakes in July and the vast flocks of coastal shorebirds for which Roebuck Bay is famed will be back to their impressive summer numbers by late August.
The BBO runs tours to the best birding spots throughout the year and is the perfect base to explore the area’s wonderful birdlife. We also have cannon-netting scheduled for several dates, where the public are welcome to come along and see us catching and banding shorebirds in the bay — a fantastic opportunity to see some of our birds up close and to learn more about our research into their incredible migrations.