The fourth time Roebuck Bay has been mapped in 20 years

The Broome Bird Observatory hosted ‘Anna Plains and Roebuck Bay Benthic Invertebrate Mapping’, for a week in October. The 2016 survey was the fourth time Roebuck Bay has been mapped in 20 years, by this well-respected team of international and Australian scientists.  The results provide critical information into the health of Roebuck Bay, and how this relates to the migratory shorebirds Broome (and BBO) is famous for. The invertebrate identifications, data analysis and report writing were all undertaken using the BBO’s facilities. BBO staff took every opportunity to learn about the diversity of food our shorebirds are feeding on and we very much look forward to hosting the team again.

Images - Roebuck Bay by Andrew Silcocks, and the team at work in our famous mud hut by Nigel Jacket, BBO Warden.