The Rockjumpers, of Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, are thrilled to be a part of Champions-of-the-Flyway, the world’s greatest bird race, held in Israel on March 26th, 2018.
Our team of four shall assemble in Israel, coming from all corners of the globe, with Team Captain Adam Riley flying in from the south in South Africa, George Armistead from the west in the USA, Tuomas Seimola from Finland and Mike Pope in the Middle East. Together we are proud to represent Rockjumper, the largest birding tour company in the world, and to participate in this great conservation event to help protect the miracle of migration.
Many people are surprised to learn that the deserts of Israel could provide such fabulous bird-watching, but the geography and geology of the area is such that it fills with birds during the spring and fall migrations.
This March, The Rockjumpers will descend on Eilat and try to rack up as many species as possible, aiming to hit above the mark of 165 species, to hopefully contend among the best teams. Rockjumper has a strong conservation ethic, with a new department dedicated to Rockjumper Conservation Tours, and also uses the Rockjumper Bird Conservation Fund to provide support to various conservation groups around the world. Now we take a new step towards trying to protect birds and wildlife, as participants in COTF.