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The 2014 Eilat Birds Festival has been SOLD OUT !
We cannot accept any more bookings for 2014 sadly.
If you want to join then please look into the 4th Hula Valley Bird Festival
or the 2015 Eilat Birds Festival.
A warm thanks to all our partners, friends and supporters

The Festival Team

The 7th Eilat Birds Festival


Eilat Festival 2013 Checklist


Organized by the Israel Ornithological Center of the SPNI, the Eilat Birds Festival brings together birders from the world over for an unforgettable week during the peak of spring migration in southern Israel. Visitors can choose from several free guided daily tours to the best sites and enjoy an interesting evening program of lectures and presentations.

The 2013 festival was a great week! The 7th Eilat Birds Festival drew a great crowd that ranged from birding professionals of the highest level to amateur birders, both from abroad and from Israel.

Besides the birding groups, the festival held a highly successful photography workshop that was attended by 15 photographers from Israel, the Netherlands and the UK.

Besides festival visitors, the event was joined and acknowledged by hundreds of birders visiting Eilat, and caused a positive “buzz” around Eilat in late March 2013.

Spring 2013 was a very interesting season, migration kicked into gear during the week, giving visitors a true feel of active migration. Quality species like Black-bush Robin, Cinereous Vulture, Pharaoh’s Eagle Owl and Pied Wheatear were added to festival visitor’s lists and over 200 species were recorded during the festival week. The Stars of the night; Hume's Owls and Nubian Nightjars put on a show and the Nizzana specialties days were memorable with dancing Macqueen's Bustards, 4 species of Sandgrouse and Coursers.

The 8th Eilat Birds Festival is scheduled for
the 23-30 March 2014.

Birding in Eilat and southern Israel at the peak of spring migration is incredible and the Eilat Festival is by far the best value package for birding Israel available today.

NEW IN 2014 – All 3 Specialty tours included in the classic birding program. The Stars of the night; Hume's Tawny Owl, Nubian Nightjars and Pharaoh’s Eagle Owl AT NO EXTRA CHARGE

Nizzana - Macqueen's Bustards, 4 species of Sandgrouse and Cream Colored Coursers AT NO EXTRA CHARGE

We are expecting some big names in the birding world to join us for the 2014 event, stay posted!

Our team will be at the British Bird fair (Marquee 2) and will be happy to assist with any questions about the event and with booking a package.

Be one of the flock and migrate to Eilat in 2014

UK based WildWings are offering festival packages from the UK. For more information go to: http://www.wildwings.co.uk/eilat.html