Right now, our birding teams from all over the world are staging their strategy so that they may win one of three coveted titles:
- Champions of the Flyway: Awarded to the team that records the most species in 24 hours.
- Guardians of the Flyway: Awarded to the team that generates the most funding for this year’s conservation action project: stopping the illegal killing of birds in Greece.
- Knights of the Flyway: Awarded to the team which does the most to promote the cause and helps others to see the most birds and get the most enjoyment out of the event.
Champions of the Flyway 2016 – Event Itinerary
|24th – 25th March||Race Teams arrive at Tel Aviv Airport, collect hire cars and drive to the Agamim Hotel in Eilat.|
|25th March||Scouting Day 1 – Led by Israel’s top birders. A full day of touring the best sites in the Negev and the Arava Valley enabling participants to get a good feel of the “playing field” and practical and logistical issues. Join Hadoram Shirihai, Jonathan Meyrav and the Eilat Birds Festival groups exploring the playing field.|
|26th March||Scouting Day 2 – race teams explore the course further – from early morning (unguided).|
|26th March – 20:00||Champions of the Flyway “Swap Meet”.
|27th March||Scouting Day 3 – race teams continue to recce and plan their routes – from early morning.|
|27th March – 20:00||Champions of the Flyway opening event and dinner at the Eilat Birdwatching Park.
|28th March||Final Scouting Day– race teams continue to recce and plan their routes – from early morning.
Race Organisers Consultation Open – Race organisers available at the Agamim Hotel to consult on teams’ routes and final planning.
|29th March||00:01: The race begins|
19:00: The finish line opens.
23:59: The finish line closes.
|30th March – 10:00||Champions of the Flyway awards ceremony and closing event at the Dan Hotel.