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The Jerusalem Bird Observatory

Sachar Park, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #53 of 172 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This research and eco-tourism project educates visitors on Jerusalem's avian environment and involves them in fun and exciting ringing activities.
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Tempe, AZ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a great place for a birder visiting Jerusalem. It is very difficult to find this place. Had the taxi driver drop me at the nearby Rose Garden and tried to find it on my own. It is actually next to the Knesset. I was able to get some help finding it. The bird blind is great, and there were... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Shows you a side of Israel you will not see otherwise--gets 5 stars only when the banding is going on, call to find out. A huge number of birds funnel through Israel and the station rings them. I got to see a Nightingale and many warblers. There is a blind to look for birds. Bring binoculars if you have them.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I would love to mention Dr. Carmel Zitronblat from carmelbirdingtours.com once more,what an awesome birdwatching guide! My brother in law and I share the same excitement about bird watching that not many around us do! I recommend the experinece with him - my bro in law was the one that located him here (He beat me to it!)a professional in... More

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La Jolla, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

From reading another review here, I found out about Dr. Carmel Zitronblat (carmelbirdingtours.com). I want to second the previous positive review written for him as a birdwatching guide. I am so glad I found him here on tripadvisor and contacted him! We had a great two day birding trip with Carmel. I highly recommend him as a guide if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Loved this place! Even if you are not a birder, its worth a little trip. Conveniently located in Sachar Park near the knesset, You enter off of Rothschild just south of the Old Cemetary. Currently there is construction, and you walk down stairs from the street with construction material all around you. I got to it by walking from the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Park N 31.77983deg, E035.20512deg and walk down the steps (past some graves) and over to the right. Call to find out when the observatory personnel band birds. Sit in the blind (so the birds do not feel your presence) observation area. Have personnel show you how they catch (and release) the birds. Being there it defies the imagination that you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We would like to recommend our birding guide Dr. Carmel Zitronblat (carmelbirdingtours.com) for his professional guidance during our trip to Israel. His love of birds is evident in his impressive knowledge base, his spotting/identifying skills, and in the patient and informative manner he led us around the birding hotspots in and around Eilat. Dr. ZItronblat also invited us to see... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Adjacent to Israel's Parliament building (the Knesset) in the heart of the city lies this paradisaical refuge for native and migrating birds - and for people. Whether you're touring Jerusalem or live here, the JBO is not to be missed! Every morning ornithologists net, band, measure and release birds - and you can watch them close up (and hear the... More

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