Champions of the Flyway 2019: Israel

26 March 2019
03:00 to 23:00

Adrian Jordi

Participants: Manuel Schweizer, Paul Walser, Daniel Gebauer, Adrian Jordi

On March 26th we participated at one of the greatest birding challanges: the birdrace „Champions of the Flyway“ in the southern part of Israel.  Our team „Leica Birders without Borders“ not only recorded 165 species during race day. We also raised nearly 7000 $ for an urgent project to save Africa’s declining vultures. Siberian Stonechat and Heuglin‘s Gull are not tickable in Orniverse, but were seen on the race and are countable by COTF rules.  

Visited Sites

General Travelling Information

We stayed at Sede Boker next to the races northern entry point at Talim junction and travelled south by car trough the Negev desert reaching the Arava valley and Eilat in the early afternoon. 


We thank all our sponsors, especially Leica, and the organizers of COTF 2019. 

Sede Boker

Mitzpe Ramon



Species List

Order: systematic | alphabetic | highlights first
Published: 08 April 2019
Last updated: 08 April 2019
Orniverse: Champions of the Flyway 2019: Israel (26 March 2019)