VIDEO: Desert Tawny Owl, Strix hadorami

Desert Tawny Owl by Yuval Dax (Isreal)

Exclusive footage of the rare and elusive Desert Tawny Owl in Israel.

Common Cranes at Hula Valley by Jonathan Meyrav

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.

BarbaryFalcon_Perlman

In yesterday’s My Biggest Dip: The Barbary Falcon, I only told you half the truth. Dipping on the falcon that day was a major disappointment (of my own doing) but our guide Itai Shanni managed to get us on breeding pair on Sunday, our last morning of desert birding. I ventured out with Itai, Martin… Read more

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