The Israeli Center for Yardbirds
We are accustomed to use birds as a metaphor for freedom, peace and love
and they are also a unique means to approach nature.
Most people don't notice the birds in their close surroundings, and are not aware
of the pleasure they can experience from watching them.
Bird watching is an activity that enables people to be free of every day's troubles,
andto spend a pleasant time with family and friends. This hobby is available to
everybody, free of charge, and can be practiced by all people, with no limit of
age and education.
Israel is blessed with a great variety of birds, and bird-watchers from all over
theworld come here to watch our birds.
The main goal of the center is to increase the awareness of the general public
to the close proximity of a large variety of birds to the nearby neighborhood,
andto encourage the public and the education system to practice bird watching
asa means to strengthen the bond with nature
We lead an educational project in primary schools. The students build nesting boxes for Great Tits and Sparrows.
They learn about the birds and watch birds in the school yard and parks. In the activity participate students from
several backgrounds - religious and non-religious Jews, Muslims, town children and farm children.
The project - which is done this year in about 20 schools is successful. The Students and the Teachers are enthusiastic!