Birders set record by spotting 181 different species in the Hula Valley in 24 hours
The annual Champions of the Flyway bird-watching competition attracted contestants from around the world.
Bird was indeed the word earlier this week in Israel's Hula Valley.
European bee-eaters, black-crowned night herons, spotted eagles and an assortment of other beautiful birds were spotted by teams that came from around the world to raise money for bird conservation.
The winners of this year's international contest, The Arctic Redpolls, who hailed from Finland, broke an all-time record, spotting 181 species. But not to be outdone, the winners of the domestic competition, The Wallcreepers, spotted the same number.
A black-crowned night heron is one of the 400 or so species that can be spotted in the Hula Valley. (Photo: Marcel Holyoak/Flickr)
A greater spotted eagle walks through the grass in the Hula Valley. (Photo: Vladimir Kogan Michael/Shutterstock)
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