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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
N Liviatan Haifa Weekend Hebrew, English
Haifa is located on the coast line, a 30 minute drive from fish ponds on the coast line and good place for waders. Also not far from the Yizrael Valley, good for raptor migration in the spring and autumn. I am an amateur birder. Happy for company and happy to learn.
O Keynan Hazeva field study center Weekend Hebrew, English
Living at the great rift, Researching birds behavior.
E Englender Hod Hasharon Weekend English, Hebrew, German
D Goldblum Jerusalem Weekend Hebrew, English
N Porat Jerusalem Weekend Hebrew, English
I'm an amature bird watcher. The Dead Sea Rift and Jordan Valley are within 1 hour drive. Around Jerusalem there are lots of different habitats, ranging from Mediterranean mountain scrub to the extremely arid.
M Björklund Jerusalem Anytime English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
I have been a birdwatcher for the better part of 17 years. Most of the time I've spent in north Europe(Sweden mostly) and I'm very well acquainted with the bird fauna in that part of the world. I now live in Jerusalem and would be very happy to find someone to go birding with. I do not have a car.
D Shapiro Jerusalem Weekend English, Hebrew
A Lapenna Jerusalem Weekend English, Italian
R Roshtov Kibutz Bror Hail Anytime Hebrew, some English
I am 49 married and a father of 2. Like birds watching and to photograph them.


  R Raz Mishmarot Anytime English, Hebrew
  Am amateur birder for 30+ years, I live along the northern mediterranean coast and work at Maagan Michael- one of the hottest birding sopts in Israel.

Different habitats clustered here supply a good variety of birds especially during migration.

Pals are most welcome and make a good excuse to leave the desk for some proper birding!
My hotspot is Maagan Michael, one of the best birding spots along the mediterranean coast. A little to the north in Nachsholim- same habitats, sometimes better birding.

To the east is Yizrael valley with open fields and some good reservoirs with special ducks during the winter time.

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Professional Guides

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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
C Zitronblat Jerusalem Anytime Hebrew, English
Born in Israel, 33 years old, lives in Jerusalem. Since childhood was interesting in hiking and especially in birdwatching. In the past 10 years worked as a birds guide for different groups along Israel and also participated and guided birds banding (has an" A" license to ring birds). Studied for a Biology B.A in the Hebrew University Jerusalem, and later obtained a D.V.M (doctor of veterinary medicine) and work also in a clinic as a veterinar for small animalls, during the last year. Can guide various birdwatching tours, starting from a one day tour to several days along Israel. Have a website for some more information if you want.

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