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Greetings, Susan and Others Interested,

I’m not sure of the best field guides, but I recommend checking out The Jerusalem Bird Observatory at  http://www.birds.org.il/en/index.aspx. You’ll find checklists, updates, and maps to birding centers and nest cams all on the main page. Importantly, there is a strong cohort that we have met at meetings and they working for bird conservation in Israel. In particular, Amir Balaban did a remarkable job of presenting on “The positive effect of birds on wildlife education and conservation in urban areas of Israel". They actually use bird and biodiversity data as a tool for urban planning, looking at it as just another part of their infrastructure. Imagine that!

The Israel Birding Portal also provides links to:

Trip Planning: http://www.birds.org.il/en/tourismLanding.aspx
Conservation & Projects: http://www.birds.org.il/en/Projects

Happy Holidays!

Yours in Conservation,

Ethan

Ethan C. Duke
Assistant Director / Co-founder
Missouri River Bird Observatory
www.mrbo.org
https://www.facebook.com/moriverbirdobs
660.837.3888

On Dec 20, 2017, at 9:45 AM, Susan Eaton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Good morning!  I will be going on an amazing trip to Jordan, Israel and Egypt early in the new year.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a field guide for that area?  I have a Western Europe guide that looks like it covers Israel and Jordan but not really Egypt. A brief internet search showed several photographic guides that had mediocre reviews...e.g. doesn't cover all the birds, photos too small to see details, etc. This is strictly a group tour sightseeing trip, but I am always on the lookout for birds. Not sure it's even worth the effort to get another guide, but I thought I would ask....

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Susan Eaton
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO


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