Bird Migration Festival
Palestine is slowly becoming more and more popular with bird watchers. Its position at the crossroads between Africa, Asia and Europe make it a pathway for the biyearly migration of over 500 million birds that come spring time travel from Africa through Palestine and into Europe and Asia and then back again to Africa come fall.
The country itself has a remarkable variety of habitats, each with its own compliment of birds. And what’s more, you can bird-watch among some of the world’s famous archaeological and historical sites such as the Jericho region, Wadi Quilt, and the Jerusalem Wilderness. The Palestine Wildlife Society has identified some 13 Important Bird Areas In Palestine. For more information of Palestinian Wildlife please visit the Wildlife Society at www.wildlife-pal.org .
The Bird Watching festival takes place at the Botanical Gardens in Jericho around March. The festival will enable you to explore the migratory route of birds across the Jordan Valley. Besides bird watching other activities at the festival include tree planting and visits to archeological sites within the Jericho area.