Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill turtle skeleton

This critically endangered turtle was once hunted for its ‘tortoiseshell’. This specimen is a juvenile measuring approximately 15 centimetres, however, they can grow up to 1 metre and weigh around 80 kilograms.

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Eyre Bird Observatory Museum

A cosy natural history museum and bird observatory on the Great Australian Bight.

Visit a museum and bird observatory in one of the most isolated places in the world. Unwind, relax and take in the natural beauty and the natural history collection. The one-room museum includes...


PMB 32 Cocklebiddy via Norseman
Cocklebiddy WA 6443

Open Hours
Mon to Sun 9am - 4pm. It is essential to contact the Observatory before your visit.

More from the Eyre Bird Observatory Museum

Quite a hairstyle

You can't tell from the skull, but this bird has one of the best ‘hairstyles’ of the bird world: a bright red and yellow crest. Major Mitchell’s cockatoos (Lophochroa leadbeateri) frequent the...


This skeleton is of a Shearwater, of the Petrel family. Petrels are some of the most abundant marine birds in Australia. Australian Petrels are also commonly called mutton-birds, due to early settler...

While you're in the area

Nullarbor Plain
Nullarbor Plain
For a true taste of the Western Australian outback, head east to the...
via Eyre Highway, Cocklebiddy, WA 6443
Eyre Bird Observatory
Eyre Bird Observatory
In 1977 BirdLife Australia established the Eyre Bird Observatory, a remote...
Eyre Bird Observatory, PMB 32, Cocklebiddy via Norseman, Cocklebiddy, WA 6443