Saturday, March 14, 2015

 

RUSSIA-ARAB-MUSLIMS LOOKOUT BIRD MIGRATION SEASON IS NOW IN ISRAEL.WATCH OUT IF USE WANNA ATTACK ISRAEL.THEIR ATOMIC OR NEUTRON BOMBS ARE WAITING.AND THE 500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS ARE READY TO DEVOUR YOUR FLESH BEFORE USE GET BURIED IN THE JORDAN VALLEY EAST OF THE DEAD SEA.SO THINK VERY CLOSELY ISLAMIC RADICAL MUSLIMS.YOUR FLESH COUNTS ON IT.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

PROPHECIES OF ATOMIC BOMBS KILLING MILLIONS ON EARTH
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/prophecies-of-atomic-weapons-being-used.html
WW3 THE 3 WAVES THAT MARCH TO ISRAEL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN_aOAqWAMI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u820yZWuZf0&feature=youtu.be
http://israndjer.blogspot.com/2005/11/questions-ww3-whats-coming.html (ALL WW3 WARS)
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2006/09/great-feasts-from-god.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/12/migrating-birds-in-israel-feast-on.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2014/12/albert-pike-and-3-world-wars.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2011/09/ww3-will-be-fought-with-nuclear-weapons.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/01/world-war-3-and-nuclear-weapons-that.html
THE DIVISION OF JERUSALEM SETS OFF WW3
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2011/03/life.html
ISRAEL ATOMIC BOMBS RUSSIA MUSLIMS WAVE 1 OF WW3
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2013/10/3-of-israels-200-400-nuke-arsenal.html

DID PUTIN SHOOT OFF A NUKE IN THE UKRAINE
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/did-putin-just-shoot-off-nuke-in.html
MY VISION DREAM
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/rare-goblin-shark-caught-what-could.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/nato-typhoon-jets-scrambled-to.html
OTHER STORIES
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/nato-typhoon-jets-scrambled-to.html
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/obama-sucks-up-to-islam-in-breakfest.html
JESUS REBUILDS 4TH TEMPLE AND 12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND AROUND 4TH TEMPLE
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/copenhagen-islamic-hate-crime-murderer.html
THE EUPHRATES RIVER WERE 2 BILLION DIE IN WAVE 2 OF WW3
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/homeland-security-to-be-disbanded-by.html
ISLAM CULTURE OF RAPE
http://israndjer.blogspot.ca/2015/02/islam-culture-of-rape-sex-for-murder.html

EZEKIEL 38:1-12
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages;(ISRAEL) I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil,(OIL IS IN SPOIL) and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8,11-21
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
13 Yea, all the people of the land (OF ISRAEL) shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I (GOD-JESUS) shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB EXPERTS) passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it,(WON'T TOUCH IT) till the buriers have buried it (PROPERLY) in the valley of Hamongog.(RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS NEW BURIEL SITE)(EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN THE JORDAN VALLEY)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl,(500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS THREW ISRAEL EVERY SPRING,FALL) and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF THE RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ARMIES)
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye (MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL) shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.(RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS)
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I (GOD-JESUS) will set my glory among the heathen,(WORLD NATIONS) and all the heathen (WORLD NATIONS) shall see my judgment that I have executed,(AGAINST ISRAELS ENEMIES) and my (GODS) hand that I have laid upon them.(ISRAELS HATER ENEMIES)

PSALMS 83:3-7
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)

REVELATION 19:17-21
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven,(MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL) Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war (NOT COMETS KILLING AND COMING) against him (JESUS) that sat on the horse, and against his army.(THE 7 YRS EARLIAR RAPTURED CHRISTIANS)
20 And the beast (EU WORLD DICTATOR) was taken, and with him the false (VATICAN POPE) prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.(ISRAELS MIGRATION SEASON)

At least 500 million birds pass through Israel's skies twice a year during the migration season. In the fall, they make their way south to Africa and in the spring they return to Europe to mate and reproduce.Israel is located on a central migratory path, attracting both professional and amateur birders, photographers and experts from all over the world to see the natural wonder.Bird watching and the institution of birding have grown out of the exciting migration phenomenon, the understanding that the birds are a global asset and that mankind is responsible for preserving it for the next generation. Israel has become a "birding superpower" and an entire recreation culture has been born of the love of the birds, nurturing bird appreciation among both locals and tourists.Bird lovers visiting Israel enjoy a variety of events and activities. Scattered along the migration route are several main bird watching sites, starting with Lake Hula in the Upper Galilee, through the Beit Shean Valley's Kfar Rupin, Jerusalem and the Arava desert north of the Red Sea port city of Eilat.In the Israeli fall and spring, one only has to raise one's eyes skyward to see the crowds and formations crossing the region. With horizons full of flocks, it is well worth while to stop at the popular birding sites and nature reserves to see the birds landing and seeking food, rest and a place for the night. The birds attract dozens and even hundreds of birders, binoculars in hand, watching the greatest show in town. Join the experience and learn about the cranes, storks, falcons, eagles, wagtails and pelicans and 300 more birds that visit Israel every year.

Israel is well known as being one of the best places in the world to witness and truly experience bird migration. Millions of migrants from hundreds of species pass through Israel twice a year, making it one of the world's busiest and most impressive flyways.Besides being a terrestrial bridge between the African continent and the Eurasian landmass, Israel is characterized by a wide range of habitats and as a result presents a rich diverse avifauna all year round.Southern Israel is mostly arid and its interesting deserts are the northern tip of the breeding range of many African and near eastern bird species.Northern Israel with its high mountains and fertile green areas is the southern tip for many birds of European and Asian origin. Mt. Hermon in Israel's extreme north is the tip of the vast Syrian mountain range and as such hosts some regional specialties that are hard to find anywhere else.And finally Israel's mild winter hosts over 150 species of northern breeders, that choose to pass the winter months here, including some very rare and hard to come by species.In conclusion, Israel offers excellent birding year round with every season hosting its own specialties.

MATTHEW 24:28
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles (VULTURES) be gathered together.(WW3 BIGTIME DEATH)

IT WOULD NOT EVEN SURPRISE ME IIF THESE WARS IN THE SPRING AND FALL OF BIRD MIGRATION SEASONS IN ISRAEL.WOULD OCCUR BETWEEN THE 17TH AND 20TH OF THE MONTHS THEY OCCUR ON IN WHAT EVER YEAR. THIS IS ONLY MY THOUGHT.NOT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.WE CAN NOT SET DATES.BUT I AM ONLY GOING BY THE LITERAL VERSES TO DREAM UP MY DATES.

EZEKIEL 39:17-20 (THIS WAR IN SPRING BIRD MIGRATION I BELIEVE)(RUSSIA-ARAB-MUSLIMS)
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl,(500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS THREW ISRAEL EVERY SPRING,FALL) and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF THE RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ARMIES)
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye (MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL) shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.(RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS)
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

REVELATION 19:17-18 (THIS WAR IN FALL BIRD MIGRATION I BELIEVE)(ALL NATIONS)
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven,(MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL) Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

WELL WE SEE THE SPRING BIRD MIGRATION SEASON IS ALMOST UPON ISRAEL NOW.AND THERES 2 COMING WARS WERE THE RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIMS HOARDS WILL MARCH AGAINST ISRAEL.AND 300 MILLION OF THEM WILL DIE FROM ISRAELS ATOMIC BOMBS.AND LIKE EZEKIEL 39 SAYS.THESE 300 MILLION WILL BE EATIN BY MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL TO KILL THEM OFF.THESE RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM HOARDS WANT TO KILL EVERY JEW ON EARTH.BUT GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL.AND THE 500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS THREW ISRAEL EVERY SPRING OR FALL.WILL BE HAVING A FEAST ON THIS HOARD OF ISRAEL HATERS.AND THE SECOND TIME THIS HAPPENS.IS WHEN ALL NATIONS COME AGAINST ISRAEL IN THE FALL OF THE YEARS BIRD MIGRATION SEASON IN ISRAEL.JESUS LITERALLY RETURNS TO EARTH AT THE END OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND DESTROYS ALL WHO COME TO DESTROY JERUSALEM. AND GOD ONCE AGAIN ALLOWS THE 500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS THREW ISRAEL TO FEAST ON THE ARMIES BODIES WHO HATE HIM AND ISRAEL.

SO WE SEE THE BIRD MIGRATION SEASONS HAVE TO BE IN ISRAEL WHEN THESE 2 FUTURE WARS OCCUR.BECAUSE GOD IS TELLING THE MIGRATING BIRDS AND WILD ANIMALS ALSO.TO FEAST ON THE BODIES OF THESE ISRAEL HATERS-JESUS HATERS AND ARMIES THAT WANT TO STEAL JERUSALEM FROM GOD AND ISRAEL. SO WE KNOW THESE 2 WARS OCCUR IN THE SPRING OR FALL OF THE YEAR. BECAUSE THATS WHEN THE 500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS ARE IN ISRAEL.


THE SPRING AND FALL BIRD MIGRATIONS.

SPRING BIRD MIGATION-STARTS FEBRUARY-PEAKS BETWEEN MD MARCH AND MID MAY.
FALL BIRD MIGRATION-STARTS NOVEMBER-PEAKS DECEMBER TO JANUARY.


Bird-watching in spring
The spring is considered by many as the best time to visit Israel, and for good reason – hundreds of millions of birds pass through in the course of the great migration and offer us a unique experience. Generally, the best birding during the season as regards to the migration occurs in the southern parts of the country and along the Rift Valley.The season starts in February, peaks between mid March to mid May, and ends in June. However, the best time to see Israel’s spring migration occurs between mid March to mid May during which time the variety of species, and sheer numbers, are exceptional at any scale. The passing decreases from mid-May on and June tends to be the quietest month of the year.It is indeed a dynamic and intriguing season, and since the diversity of species changes from day to day, one must pay attention to the timing of the visit, especially if you are interested in a particular species (or set of species).

Bird-watching in late autumn and winter
Although Israel has a reputation as a major spring and autumn flyway of migrating birds, it is also an important wintering ground for thousands of birds. The season extends between November-February. While November still gets the rearguard of the autumn migration, and especially some scarce migrants with an eastern aroma, it also marks the arrival of mass numbers of wintering birds, especially water birds, cranes and raptors. More than 30,000 Cranes are counted annually in the Hula Valley; with about half of them will remaining for the winter. The best time for bird watching and to explore nature during winter is between the months of November till March. Also we offer Hikes to enjoy the landscape, floods and birds in winter in the Galilee, Golan and Hula.

Where to see migrating birds

The Kibbutz Lotan Ecotourism and Birdwatching Center in the Arava Valley is among several prime bird-watching spots during the spring and fall migrations. Other southern hot spots include the Negev desert, Dead Sea and Eilat. In northern Israel, popular bird-watching areas are the Agamon Hula Ornithology and Nature Park, Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael near the southern Carmel Mountains, and the Beit She’an and Jezreel valleys.

Each year hundreds of millions of birds cross over Israel, migrating between their breeding grounds in Europe and Asia and their wintering quarters in the heart of Africa. At dawn in the spring the salt flats north of Eilat are humming with life. Tens of thousands of birds stop off to eat en route to Europe and Asia, while hundreds of ornithologists from around the world enjoy the remarkable spectacle through their binoculars.We estimate that anywhere between 500 million to 1.5 billion birds will fly north this spring from Africa to Europe and Asia, says Dr. Reuven Yosef, director of Eilat’s International Birdwatching Center.This figure represents 200 different species, including 34 types of birds of prey.Our research seems to indicate that between 60%-75% of all the migrating birds fly via Israel, observes Dr. Yosef. Perhaps this is because it is the only land route, and because it offers better access to the breeding grounds in Asia. Eilat, at the northern tip of the Red Sea, is a junction for these birds. Those traveling to Europe carry on straight up to Turkey. Those flying to Eastern Siberia and Central Asia turn right and fly over Jordan.Dr. Yosef notes that when the birds fly south to Africa in the fall they are relatively fresh and rarely stop over in Eilat. But it is a different story in the spring, he added. To reach here in the spring they have flown over 3,500 kilometers of desert. They are exhausted and hungry and the sea blite vegetation on the salt flats north of Eilat offer them their first good meal in a long time.Other types of birds which regularly pass over Eilat include the booted eagle, lesser spotted eagle, snake eagle, imperial eagle, marsh harrier, osprey, black kite and honey buzzard, as well as large numbers of pelicans and storks. Since 1984 the Birdwatching Center in Eilat has been ringing birds in an attempt to keep track of them.

ISRAEL CALENDAR
http://www.israelcalendar.org/

SOME MIGRATING BIRDS OF ISRAEL THAT WILL BE FEASTING ON RUSSIA-ISLAMIC BODIES IN THE FUTURE WAR
http://myblessedhope.com/2010/08/06/birds-of-prey-migrating-to-northern-israel-and-multiplying/
http://www.tailormade.co.il/44925/5a--Bird-watching-tour
http://www.eilatbirdsfestival.com/
http://www.birds.org.il/en/article-page.aspx?articleId=124
http://www.goisrael.ca/Tourism_Eng/WhatToDo/Active/Pages/Bird%20Watching.aspx
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Environment/birds1.html

Eilat and the surrounding areas are known worldwide as one of the best Western Palearctic destination for birders. The dramatic outline of the Rift Valley serves as a corridor for 500 millions of migrants every season. The variety of habitats promises an incredible range of species of many families. Besides the migrant birds that dot the bushes and fill the skies, Southern Israel is also home to many exciting near eastern species that can be hard to come by anywhere else in the region.

Eilat and Southern Israel – birding overview-spring bird migration 2015

Nestled in the southern tip of Israel, Eilat is placed between the magical blue waters of the Red Sea and the Eilat mountains, an extension of the massive granite ridges of Sinai.The relaxed city of Eilat itself, provides habitats for many migrant and local species and birds can be seen from your hotel balcony or during a stroll through the city’s gardens and parks. At your doorstep you will find Laughing Dove, Yellow vented Bulbul and the beautiful Palestine Sunbird to name a few.Eilat North Beach is at the northern end of the Red Sea and therefore an important sea watching location. Migrant herons, ducks, gulls and terns mingle with near tropical species like White-eyed Gull, Western Reef and Striated Herons and Pied Kingfisher. The North Beach regularly produces astonishing rarities and has hosted many new species for the region.Bordering the city from the west are the Eilat Mountains, (NOTICE EZEKIEL 38 AND 39 THE RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM HOARDS DIE ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL)(NO ACCIDENT FOLKS THESE 2 MILLION SPRING MIGRATING BIRDS FLY AROUND THE EILAT MOUNTAINS IN ISRAEL-GET YOUR HEADS OUTTA THE SAND PEOPLE)(THE BIBLE IS TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY) home to species like Little Green Bee-Eater, White-crowned and Hooded Wheatears, Sand Partridge, Desert Lark and Barbary Falcon. Every spring up to 2 million soaring birds pass over the Eilat Mountains and on a good day thousands of raptors and storks can be seen. The pools and reservoirs north of the city are an important stopover site for hundreds of thousands of shorebirds that migrate to and from their Eurasian breeding grounds. Any visit to the famous K19 and K20 pools can produce a mouth-watering list of waders and other species. Moving north up the rift valley, the developing Southern Arava region is dotted with fields, plantations, pools and reed beds that host highly localized residents like Namaqua Dove and Indian Silverbill. During the spring the agricultural areas are full of migrating pipits, wagtails, wheatears, hirundines, buntings and larks. The open desert areas of the Southern Rift Valley and the Southern Negev Plateau hold exciting residents like Trumpeter Finch, Desert Wheatear, Spotted and Crowned Sandgrouse and more. These areas are also important sites for rare and nomadic Desert Larks which peak during March. Temminck's and Hoopoe Larks require searching for and previous springs have produced sightings of the rare and unpredictable Thick-billed, Dunn's and Black crowned Finch Larks.The 8th International Spring Migration Festival is organized by the Israel Ornithological Center and the IBRCE (International Birding and Research Centre Eilat), aims to bring together birders from all around the world again. Illustrated reports of the first six Festivals plus species lists can be found on the festival website, 219 species were recorded during the week in 2007 including a first for Israel. 2008 produced an even higher total of 238 species including a wealth of highly desired rarities such as Caspian and White-tailed Plovers, Turkestan Shrike, Black Bush-Robin and Thick-billed Lark. 2009 produced 221 species with the rarity highlights including Crested Honey Buzzard, Caspian Plover, Black Bush Robin, Bimaculated Lark, Asian Buff-bellied Pipit, Asian Desert Warbler, Hill Sparrow, Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters, Cinereous Bunting and much more. 2010 scored 248 species and 2011 came in with 224 species recorded. 2012 was a record spring for both commoner and rarer birds and came home with a total of 239 species. Migration does not get any more exciting than this!

To cash in on the wealth of birds around, many bird related activities will take place. These will include a choice of free, fully guided tours to the best sites in the region led by field experts, ringing demonstrations, identification workshops, lectures and optional extra tours targeting specific species and regions.The Festival centre will be Agamim Hotel in Eilat, a very comfortable ‘resort’ hotel, and the evening activities, including the welcome dinner and lectures will be held there. The hotel is conveniently located by North Beach, the town centre and main tourist area. All rooms have private facilities and the hotel has gardens, pools, a bar and restaurant.Festival visitors can explore the area in a number of ways during the week:First, several top birding sites are reachable on foot from the hotel, North Beach, Shulamit and other Parks and the southern salt pans. Every day several fully guided minibus tours will leave the hotel, these tours are led by Israel's top birding guides and some of the previous festival’s best birds are found on these tours. Participants are welcome to choose from several different morning and afternoon tours which are all included in the price of the festival package.In addition to the above, several Specialty tours will be on offer during the week. These tours are longer excursions targeting specific regions or species and are now included in the price. Examples include full day trips to the Western Negev & Nizzana and a full day to the Dead Sea region. Specialty species trips will include night tours to see Hume’s Owl and Nubian Nightjars and specific excursions to find Arabian Warbler, Macqueen’s Bustard, sandgrouse and various difficult-to-see larks. A selection of optional excursions and activities for non-birders will also be available like snorkeling and diving tours and a trip to world famous Petra.The Festival headquarters will provide up to date information, sighting boards, rarity alerts and give any additional help that might be needed exploring the region. Every evening you will be invited to enjoy lectures, talks and slideshows from professional local birders and a detailed summary of the day's sightings.

A modern day wonder in the Sea of Galilee, Israel's hotspot for migratory birds By Nic Robertson, CNN-Updated 10:55 PM ET, Wed April 9, 2014-Millions of birds migrate in Galiliee

Located between three continents -- Europe, Asia and Africa, Israel is at a bottleneck on the migratory birds' flight path-The Hula Valley, in the Galilee, is an important resting and refueling place for migrating birds on their annual journey-The area has become a popular spot for amateur bird watchers and ornithologists. The Sea of Gallilee, where Christ reputedly walked on water, is today home to another miracle of sorts.It is where hundreds of millions of birds migrate across Israel and a paradise for bird watchers. Located west of the Golan Heights, the area is part of the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from northern Syria to central Mozambique in Africa.It is akin to a superhighway of bird migration routes, creating thermal currents that raptors and other birds can ride from central Africa to Europe.Israel is at a bottleneck on the migratory birds' flight path where an estimated 540 species converge. Compare that with 460 species in Germany, which is 20 times bigger.

In late autumn, tens of thousands of common cranes and pelicans flock to the area, as well as more than 25 species of raptors like the imperial eagles and spotted eagles. Some of these birds stay in the area for the entire winter.It is a spectacular sight, and the area has become a popular spot for amateur bird watchers and ornithologists. There is even the Hula Valley Bird Festival held every November.According to Yossi Lessem, director of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration, every year the Hula Valley's Agamon bird sanctuary attracts 398 bird species, more than 400,000 visitors and 50,000 hardcore bird watchers. Nadav Yisraeli, manager of the Hula Valley Bird Watching Center, has been studying birds here for years.In the middle of the migration season, he will catch hundreds of birds a day, and they will be taken to the ringing station for inspection and measurement.He showed CNN the ringing procedure. "First, I'm going to record the ring number," he said, before moving on to measure the bird's wing length, tail length and weight."We are learning that there are certain species that are doing quite well with the changes," Yisraeli said, "and some species are declining, so we can tell something is happening."One of these change is the war in neighboring Syria."If they arrive on a war zone, and that was land on a stop for them and they can't stop and rest, then they are in a problem," Yisraeli said. "They have to move on and sometimes their body will not be fit for that."Luckily food is abundant in the Hula Valley.In the 1990s, as Israel started to restore its wetlands, more cranes began to stop here and many -- an estimated 30,000 birds -- decided to spend the whole winter in the area.The cranes took a shine to the local peanut crops, costing farmers around $350,000 a year. To avoid conflict between farmers and birds, the Israeli government now provides corn and other bird feed.Tourists can ride along the feeding tractor and the wild birds are hardly disturbed by the gawking visitors.



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