Migratory Birds Front Page

Many of us who are lucky enough to live along the migration routes often look with envy at the mass of birds rising up early at dawn, directing themselves south, or north, being able to complete, within days, their journey of a few thousands of kilometers to their destination.

The truth of the matter is that migration and nomadic existence is found among many other species. Each of them is interesting and exciting by itself.  But the core reason for all is the same –  the battle for survival. This is true for birds, for marine life as well as land-living creatures and human beings.

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Birds without Boundaries – Why do birds migrate? How do birds navigate? Bird migration routes mostly follow the longitudinal lines of the globe. The location of the migration routes depends on the topography of the land that forms the air currents which help the birds rise high and glide hundreds of kilometers with minimum effort…

How do Birds Fly – We look at birds flying, often asking ourselves the basic question: What allows birds to fly? Nature granted birds the characteristics necessary for flight: hollow light bones, a variety of feathers that serve different functions during flight, wings that provide them with a large surface area compared to their size and weight, strong muscles and the ability to utilize them to fly…

Passerines and Songbirds – Passerines, also referred to as perching birds, are small to medium sized birds that make up more than half of approximately 10000 bird species known to us today…

Birds of Prey – Many different types of birds kill in order to eat. Some eat rodents; others eat fish, worms or other living creatures. However, birds that use their beaks in order to hunt do not necessarily fall into the category of ‘birds of prey’…

Birding in Eilat – Many hundreds of millions of birds fly over this area annually. Among them are migratory passerines, wading birds and raptors. What is impressive is not only the number of birds, but also the variety of species that flies through…

The Story of the Migratory Birds of Hula Valley – Man’s intervention with nature has a great potential to save and improve life around the globe, but at the same time can cause damage that may affect our lives for years, maybe generations, to come. Industrialization, urbanization, deforestation in the Amazon, are only a few examples…

International Cooperation – Research on bird migration and birds as a whole crosses continents. It requires a great deal of resources, standardization, cooperation between countries and exchange of knowledge…

Collage of Birds – While crossing the country collecting materials for this docuweb we stumbled upon a variety of birds – many of which were migratory. We decided to display a collage showing a mixture of the birds that we encountered, which represent only a fraction of what was seen and documented…

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  1. Often they do, but don’t count on it. If conditions remain the same, the starlings are likely to return. However, we returned to the same spot where we filmed and found the starlings, at the same time of year, for the following two years and then they suddenly disappeared.

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