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Oct. 15, 2010, 9:22 a.m.
A researcher explains the migratory routes of local birds to journalists at the bank of Agnon Hula in northern Israel on Oct.10.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Birdwatching in Israel

A researcher explains the migratory routes of local birds along the banks of Lake Agmon in the Hula Valley in northern Israel on Oct. 10.

In recent years, Israel has gained a reputation as a paradise for birds and birdwatchers. Israel in general and the Galilee in particular are located at the center of the major bird migratory routes between Europe, Asia and Africa.

Twice a year, in autumn spring, some 500 million birds fly through the skies of Israel.