September 9, 2012

 

Broome

Broome

 

Broome Bird Observatory

Our first few days in Broome were actually spent a few miles outside town at Broome Bird Observatory. This paradise for birdwatchers has a campground, several walking tracks, and access to the mudflats and beach nearby. It's also a good place to get to know other Australian birdwatchers.

They have a small no-hookup campground and one of the sites has a bowerbird bower. If you've never heard of a bowerbird and their unusual behaviour take a look at this.

Each day staff at the obervatory travel around the region to record bird number. There's a picture below of one of these guys checking birds at the Broome sewer plant.

Broome Birds Observatory website.

Campsite

Broome Bird Observatory Campsite

 

Great Bowerbird bower

Great Bowerbird Bower In Campground

 

Great Bowerbird

Great Bowerbird

 

Overlook

Mud Flats Overlook

 

Sewer Plant

Checking Birds At the Broome Sewer Plant

 

Broome

Broome is as close as it gets to a city up here in northwestern Australia.

More about Broome.

From the pictures below you'll see that there's a definite tropical ambiance here.

 

Broome Street Scene

Broome Street Scene

 

Broome Street Scene

Another Shot of Broome

 

Cable Beach

Nearby Cable Beach

 

Rig of the Week

 

Australian Camper

Pickup Camper

Pickup campers are unusual in Australia. This one (and the few we've seen elswhere) is actually mounted on a flat bed. These flatbeds or similar "trays" are much more common in Australian than the contoured pickup beds we're accustomed to in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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