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The International Birding & Research Centre

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Eilat 88000, Israel
+972 50-767-1290
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Fascinating!

This is a small centre in the outskirts of Eilat but well worth the visit. Its importance is... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
beenhereforever
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Amherstburg, Canada
Bird banding

We came to see how bird banding is done. The place is well setup for this. The volunteers running... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
EM G
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Sharon MA, USA
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Eilat is one of the most important spots for migratory birds in the world. The only overland bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa is also a bottle-neck that serves hundreds of millions of migratory birds. Moreover, these birds in Eilat, are preparing themselves for the most challenging task of crossing the foodless and hostile Saharan desert. We also offering guided tours by request.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Eilat 88000, Israel
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+972 50-767-1290
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a small centre in the outskirts of Eilat but well worth the visit. Its importance is significant for migrating birds. Eilat is the last piece of land the birds have to rest before crossing the Red Sea into Africa. Israel is on the...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We came to see how bird banding is done. The place is well setup for this. The volunteers running the operation were very patient and answered all our questions. They also explained the process in great detail. The trails and waterways around the facility are...More

Thank EM G
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

As a birder from Jerusalem I have visited this place quite often. I even worked there for a short time. It is a very good place for families. There are several trails and hides. The guides are friendly, and you can ask them any question...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We enjoyed our visit to the birding center. Just 5 mins from the hotels and you're surrounded by nature. Surprised to see flamingos and eagles in our early morning visit to the center. It was also interesting to see the birds being tagged.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

During migrating season, millions of birds use this site as a their rest stop. Other times, local birds come to visit. An oasis of quiet and serenity!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The International Birding & Research Centre gives you the option to see birds like flamingo and more.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Nice place for a walk. If you can get there early in the morning, you can see the guides ringing (or tagging) the birds, and if you arrange in advance you can get a guided tour that explains the significance of the geographic location to...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Nothing to see in November. Maybe in other months. Went there, no birds present. Definitely a waste of time.

Thank Lucian G
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is the best time of the year to watch different kind of birds flying from Europe to Africa. The trail is very beautiful.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place but not worth the 40 minutes on foot to get there or the 45 shekel cab. Go there only if you have a car. On July the birds are hiding in the shadows and you can't see them except maybe 2...More

Thank Benur A
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Laura S
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Response from tuteylp | Reviewed this property |
The main migration times are fall, may start already in August, and spring, may already start in February, but highlights are March, April, May. Flamingos you can observe right now About the Yorkshire you have to ask the... More
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Romina P
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The entry is free and you might come any time.
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