The Rocking Redstarts was formed to celebrate the friendship agreement between the Jerusalem Bird Observatory and Manomet Bird Observatory in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the US. Although we work on different continents and different flyways, both sites have experienced first-hand the decline in migratory song birds and it hurts our hearts!
In our lifetimes, many of the birds that used to be common are becoming very hard to see today including the Quail who we are racing to save this year.
The redstarts that we chose as our name represent two different birds – in the US, the American Redstart, and in Israel, the Common Redstart. We are banding together to ROCK THE FLYWAY!!!
With a car full of Bamba, lots of coffee and music to keep us awake, we are aiming for the win!
But most important of all – we need YOUR support to raise the money to help with the most important aspect of the race – saving the birds!!!!