The Middle East is a hugely fascinating region to visit, whether you are a birder or not. Israel is perhaps a better known birding destination but Jordan is an under-watched country, so visiting birders have the opportunity to find and enjoy some very special birds in diverse habitats in solitude. A trip to Jordan should… Read more
Fresh from Oman, Mike Watson recounts the successful Birdquest Omani Owl Expedition, which took place last week.
most people don’t realize that the autumn migration through Israel’s Northern and Eastern Valleys can be just as impressive and offers unique opportunities to enjoy both large numbers of birds and an array of rare “near-eastern” specialties.
From the dawn of history Israel has been perceived by many as the “center” of the world. Explorers, Crusaders and religious figures have long been drawn to this country searching, exploring and thriving to unveil the mysteries of this unique land. Nowadays, Israel is a mecca for serious bird watchers who want to witness one of earth’s greatest bird migration spectacles.