Local birder from Eilat, volunteer ringer at the IBRCE, admin of the Eilat and Arava Birders Facebook group, father to eight-year-old birding protégé Le’a Shalev. This is our fifth year in the competition and this year we have adopted the Egyptian Vulture in name and heart. It is a migrant and the only vulture left breeding in the Arava region. It is critically endangered as a breeder in Israel and endangered internationally. Its African wintering grounds are key to its survival, as they are to all of Africa’s vultures. Help us help them!