Broome, Western Australia is situated on the Kimberley Coast of North West Australia. It is one of the top birding places in the world, partly because of the migratory waders that return there each Spring to work the mudflats of one of the largest tidal areas in the world. We visited Broome with its almost constant daily 30 C temperatures to escape the harsh winter pounding that Sydney received last week. We saw many different species of birds, of which many were lifers for us. So many different types of raptor in large numbers. This little Striated pardalote nest was one of the highlight blessings for us which I will share next week.
Broome is famous for its pearling history, and its beautiful sunsets at Cable Beach. Each evening we would sip our wine at the Sunset bar watching the sunset. We were surprised to fine the birds we did on and near the beach, Much of the area is made up of the bright red, very fine, alluvial Pindan dust, which gives the name the Red Center its meaning.
The next four weeks I will present a series on these beautiful birds, which will include our visit to the Birdlife Australia, Broome Bird Observatory.
So next week I will begin the series with Part One – Birds of Cable beach, where I will feature some amazing captures from one of our smallest and fastest flying birds.
In following weeks we visit the bower of the Great Bowerbird at the Bird Observatory and see the Great Bowerbird, which is only found in Far Northern Australia.
So many different kinds of raptors to feature on the final week of the series with some stunning footage. So get ready for the coming series and see part of Australia and its birds many never get to enjoy.