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Where birds find a restful oasis in urban Tel Aviv

An ornithological paradise created just a few years ago amid the skyscrapers of the city.

Rosh Tzipor is different from most birdwatching centers in Israel in that its backdrop is not a mountain range (the Hula Valley Nature Reserve below the Golan Heights) or the sea (Ma’agan Michael Birding Center on Carmel Beach), but the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv.

“It’s really a green oasis in the urban desert and you only need a small piece of land to achieve this,” says Yaron Charka, head ornithologist of Keren Kayemeth L’Israel-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF). He hopes to see neighboring cities replicating the example.

Photo by Natalie Selvin

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Dalya Horowitz 12:27 10.10.2022
Interesting article but doesn't tell what they actually did. Needs to explain how they achieved this bird sanctuary in Tel Aviv. Not enough info.