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Highs and Lows from the Champions of the Flyway Bird Race in Eilat, Israel

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Today, I am writing about another very birdy place and an event that I was very fortunate to have experienced, the Champions of the Flyway Bird Race in Eilat, Israel. It was pretty clear that birding organizations in Israel have done a fantastic job at promoting birding, especially among young people.

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A Comparison of Birding in Costa Rica and Eilat, Israel

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I have been back from Eilat, Israel for more than a week but still find myself dreaming about birding in the desert. Migration is always cool to watch but at Eilat, Israel, it is truly a spectacle to behold. In southern Israel, I think of the Hoopoe and bee-eaters. Nothing like this in Israel.

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This Week in Bird(ing) News: Science, Citizen Science, and Citizen Savagery

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Birding in Israel? News Bird evolution Common Cuckoo Israel Nature News perching' Report your sightings to help build an eBird-like database of the country’s avifauna. Who knew there was such a thing?). Engineers are trying to mimic the mechanics of how birds perch in hopes of improving drones’ ability to land on wires.

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Secret Agent … Bird?

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Upon the bird’s capture, the band was found to read “24311 Tel Avivunia Israel.” ” Of course, assumed the locals, the bird must be a spy for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. The Times of Israel attributes the band to Tel Aviv University ; presumably the bird was part of an ornithological study?

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A Few Jordanian Birds

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Bethany-on-the Jordan is literally a stone’s throw from Israel, which is why we were required to stay with the group and keep moving. And it offered up another taxonomic family I had longed to meet, with my first bee-eater , an Arabian Green Bee-eater. Actually, Bee-eaters , as they were quite numerous at the site.

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Recognizing an animal

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The size of the animal is like the size of a cat/small dog, saw it here in Israel where I live. Does anyone knows what is the animal in the pictures? submitted by /u/ymazo [link] [comments]

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2016?

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I’m still in Israel, planning to cap off our adventure by exploring the Dead Sea and some live birds. Saint Augustine famously asserted, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Sometimes I think the world is a field guide. Only through travel can you truly appreciate all the plates!