Tomorrow I drive down to Eilat to guide for the 7th International Bird Festival. I've been waiting for this week for very long now - I really need this week of total birding, great company, posh hotel, good food (and no wife and kids...). I am sure we will have a superb week - nowhere in the WP beats Eilat in March. Looking forward to meet new and returning clients, and lots of old friends.
I will do my very best to upload daily summaries during the festival week. Each post means less sleep for me, but I feel obliged to do so. So please stay tuned!
Here are some birds we might expect during the week, and highlights from previous festivals:
Western Reef Egret
'vittata' Pied Wheatear
Black Bush Robin
I am also very happy to announce the publication of a new map - Negev Birding Sites, produced by Meidad Goren of Ramat Negev Birding Center. This is a comprehensive and most up-to-date travel guide to the Negev; it provides so much useful information, and is really well-designed.
Festival guests will get a copy of the map, and during the week maps will be available at Hotel Agamim, where we're staying. For further info, contact Meidad: firstname.lastname@example.org