Bird watching at Roebuck Bay at Broome
Waders at Roebuck Bay - Photo Courtesy - Mdk572
Visit the Broome Bird Observatory in Roebuck Bay, and watch tens of thousands of migratory birds fly from Siberia between September and April. This area is home to around 40 per cent of Australia’s total number of bird species and you can meet a few of them on a bushwalk through the beach, mangroves, mudflats, tropical woodland and grasslands.
The site is one of the most important migration staging, and non-breeding, areas for waders in Australia. It is a principal spring arrival site in August–October for large proportions of the Australian populations of many species, and especially for the larger ones that travel non-stop from China to Australia.
Some of the waders identified here are Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Oriental Plover, Red-capped Plover, Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit.
Roebuck Bay is one of the prime bird watching sites especially for waders in Australia.