The Palestinian Sunbirders
We are a joint Palestine/Israeli birding team.
Our objective is to highlight the partnership and responsibility we have as PEOPLE living in a complex region and demonstrate how we can work together and, like the Birds we want to protect, transcend borders in the name of conservation.
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Imad Al-Atrash is the Founder and Executive Director of Palestine Wildlife Society (PWS). For the last two decades, Imad has been a key factor in the successful development of heritage and wildlife protection efforts in Palestine and has taken part in numerous international projects and their organization to promote his country and its nature. Imad’s main interests are environmental education, biology research, Palestinian natural heritage and birding.
Talal Baniodeh Is an enthusiastic birder and Ornithologist operating from the Jenin area in Palestine. He holds an American bird banding licence and deals mainly with bird research and environmental education activities in his area. Talal has also been deeply involved with the project of using Barn Owls as pest controlers against rodents in agricultural fields in Palestine.
Sa‘ed A-Shomal is a birder and bird ringer from the Bethlehem area working with the Palestine Wildlife Society. Sa’ed is involved in wildlife conservation and environmental education is his area.
A birder from the age of 10, Noam works for the Israeli Ornithological Center of the SPNI and is Director of the Tel Aviv Birding Center.
Noam is also the coordinator of the up and coming national birding centers network.
Noam specializes in environmental education and regional cooperation projects and is also a skilled tour leader.