For millions of birds and watchers, Israel’s Hula Valley is paradise

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772


For millions of birds and watchers, Israel's Hula Valley is paradise

The Hula Valley is one of the most important stops on any bird-watcher's list, with thousands of migrant birds, of all varieties, stopping in for the winter.

About 100 million bird watchers wander the globe with binoculars hanging round their necks, trying to add another rare specimen to their lists. Dan Elon is excited because a black-winged kite was sighted nesting in Israel – for the first time. The black-winged kite, a white bird with piercing red eyes and yellow legs, generally nests in the southern hemisphere, but apparently climate change has led it to nest here….