Want to take part in Champions of the Flyway 2023, helping to save the Red-breasted Goose?

Why not enter a team, and take part in the world’s friendliest, most exciting bird race – 24 hours of excitement and bird-filled adventure, the culmination of a week of togetherness and community in the wilds of the Negev! Interested? Contact Jonathan at jm2bird@gmail.com now! 

Champions of the Flyway is back! We are very excited to team up with our partners at ACBK (Birdlife Kazakhstan) to help the vulnerable and rapidly declining Red-breasted Goose.

Spectacled winners

Following a successful fundraising campaign, we will once again assemble in Eilat in late March 2023 to race for the Champions of the Flyway crown. The race will take place on Monday March 27th 2023 with the closing and awards ceremony the following morning.

Blackstart Noam Weiss דחוס

We are very excited to be welcoming many new teams and followers and are grateful for the continuing (and growing) support of our sponsors – onwards and upwards for the birds!

The Champions of the Flyway lineup of events has become one of the key factors for publicity and awareness-raising. The combined power of many like-minded people coming together at the heart of the Flyway is immense and creates a campaign much more than the sum of its parts.

Right now, our birding teams from all over the world are planning and strategising in the hope of winning one the following 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
  • Green Champions: Awarded to the team(s) that prioritise low impact strategies to run their race
  • Knights of the Flyway:  Awarded to the team which does the most to promote the cause, help others before, during and after the event, and to go above and beyond for the cause generally!

Review Event Principles and Official Race Rules

Champions of the Flyway 2023 – Event Itinerary

All events and ceremonies kindly sponsored by ZEISS BIRDING

Champions of the Flyway – Race Playing Field