Israel to Host Two Birding Festivals with Workships, Seminars
Israel will host two birding festivals -- the Hula Valley Bird Festival (Nov. 11 to 18) and the Eilat Birds Festival (March 13 to 20, 2013). Israel's Hula Valley annually welcomes such rare migratory species as the greater spotted and eastern imperial eagles, along with local species including the black francolin and Pygmy cormorant.
The Hula Valley Bird Festival will offer birding workshops, a photography seminar, a bird-watching competition and tours led by local birding experts. Organized by the Israel Ornithological Center, the seventh annual Eilat Birds Festival will offer birding lectures, workshops and guided tours to bird-watching sites in Eilat. The festival will enable attendees to witness the migration of more than 500 million birds, including rare raptors, pelicans and cranes and feature an opening banquet and evening activities at the Isrotel Agamim Hotel.