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Most Common Birds at the Broome Bird Observatory - A Must Visit for Bird Lovers!

Broome is a popular spot for bird enthusiasts and houses around 325 varieties of birds. A haven for bird lovers that showcases around one-third of the total bird species in Australia. This includes around fifty-five varieties of shorebirds which is, in fact, one-quarter of the birds around the world. Here is a list of the most common birds that can be spotted at the Broome Bird Observatory.



The Broome Bird Sanctuary welcomes migratory shorebirds at the Roebuck Bay shores. The place is visited by hundreds and thousands of migrating birds during the seasonal times. The view is magnificent but that's not all you get from it. The visitors are given an interesting story about these special birds. The birds are perched on the pristine beaches and take flight during the high tides, which is a magnificent sight that needs to be witnessed and captured. During the months of March and April, the birds fly back to their home country mostly located throughout Asia. If you are visiting during these months, a splendid view is a promise. This sanctuary is also a place visited by researchers, scientists and research students who explore and study the vast species of birds. If you're looking for Cable Beach hotels for accommodation, you can check out hotels in the likes of Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary for a memorable stay.


Birds of the Plains

Now, head to the Roebuck Plains for an absolutely delightful sight of cisticolas, bushlarks, pipits, quail and bustards which can be seen throughout the year. If you're travelling between September and March, you'll be greeted with a sight of Yellow Wagtails, Oriental Plover and if you're in luck, you might get to witness the Oriental Pratincole. Take a stroll along the claypans and freshwater lakes to take a look at the different varieties of shorebirds and ducks which include the famous Black-necked Storks, Brolgas and Little Curlews.


Woodland Birds

The Roebuck plains aren't just for the birds of the plains, you can also observe and marvel at the varieties of woodland birds. These are some of the popular bird species sought by the ornithologists and bird enthusiasts. Besides, just after the rainy wet weather, the plain becomes an ideal location for waterfowls that visit Broome from different regions of Australia for breeding purposes. This makes it a wonderful time to visit the place.


Mangrove Birds

Broome also features mangrove birds in the likes of the Red-headed Honeyeaters, Broad-billed Flycatchers, White-breasted Whistlers and the Mangrove Golden Whistlers. These birds can be easily accessed and is a species that demands the attention of many.



Whatever time of year you want to visit Broome, spotting a raptor is a given. Why? Well, around twenty-two of Australias's twenty-four raptor birds are recorded to be found in Broome. Besides, you can at least find 15 different raptors in a day. With this kind of statistics being displayed to the public, why wouldn't you pay a visit to Broome?