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The Jerusalem Bird Observatory

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The Jerusalem Bird Observatory

Went there at night so somewhat different experience. A little difficult to find it. It is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peace and quiet in the heart of Jerusalem!

We were just in time for a teaching session for a school class. The guide showed several birds... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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“The Jerusalem Bird Observatory”
15 Aug 2018
“Absolutely nothing to see”
This research and eco-tourism project educates visitors on Jerusalem's avian environment and involves them in fun and exciting ringing activities.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sachar Park, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-653-7374
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Reviewed yesterday

Went there at night so somewhat different experience. A little difficult to find it. It is adjacent to the Knesset. Nice experience with some mild hiking. Interesting species, but not too many.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 462robertk
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were there yesterday, Aug 14, 2018, and all we saw were some sparrows. Oh, and after a while we even saw a dove. Wow! The most amazing part was seeing 3 young men looking through their binoculars hoping to find at least 1 bird....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MalJ50
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were just in time for a teaching session for a school class. The guide showed several birds, some of whom had to receive a ring. The child that gave the correct answer was allowed to 'help' set the bird free again. It's a very...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jerushalmi
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Situated on the edge of the Wohl Rose Garden,near or between the KNESET and the SUPREME COURT,Serves as the local bird watching center,Especially active during the Great Bird Migration from Europe to Africa through the Jordan Valley,takes place all over Spring and late Autumn,Great place...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank airport2015
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I visited the bird observatory recently with a few friends. As we tried to find the place, people we asked kind of laughed at us. When we arrived we found out why. It is a tiny forsaken area with a bird watching "hide". The area...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank RoadTrippingAlways
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Tucked in between the Knesset and the Supreme Court is this small natural preserve and bird sanctuary. It is a pleasant 20 minute walk from the heart of central Jerusalem, through the attractive Sacher Park, so very easy to get to. We saw many birds...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank TsviShlomo
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

The JERUSALEM BIRD OBSERVATORY is located in the center of Jerusalem near the Knesset. Visitors can stop by for an eco-experience. Bird watching, presentations, about bird migration in Israel, and a comprehensive urban nature experience is available for tourists visiting as groups or individuals. I...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Ingrid W
Reviewed 1 November 2015

If you enjoy birding, don't miss a visit to the Jerusalem Observatory. It's a quiet little spot, a great place to see birds as they migrate through Israel.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank JHGolfer
Reviewed 13 May 2015

The place is a little hard to find. Turn into the road between Sacher park and The Israel supreme court and travel towards the Knesset.. When you get to the barrier of the Knesset park your car on the right side of the road and...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Ronnymarcus
Reviewed 17 November 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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank periann2014
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13 May 2017|
Response from Jerushalmi | Reviewed this property |
no, because it's a very small area and not suitable for this activity. If you go to the website of Keren Kayemet (KKL) they give you different sites in Israel. You can always write them if you'd like a special place. If you... More