The Swallows Israeli Youth Team

The Swallows are a team of youngsters that came together at the Kibbutz Ga’ash birding club “A.D.A.M VE SVIVA”. They are led by their mentors Hadas and Yochay. The team has been taking part in the Champions for a few years now. They intend on having a great 24 hours, on moving up the score board and raising some money to protect migrating birds.

“We promise to do our best on race day and remind everyone that Champions of the Flyway is first and foremost for the birds”

Meet the Team:

Oree Efroni Naor

I’m 16 years old, and I live in Kibbutz Yakum.
I was fortunate to find quite a few rare birds including Radde’s Accentor, Blyth’s Pipit and Kurdish Wheatear.
The birds ane around me since I was 9 years old, when I joined the birdwatching club in my elementary school: “A.D.A.M VE SVIVA”  in Kibbutz Ga’ash, were I learned that if you will be  respectful to nature, the nature will respect you.
My favorite bird is the Penduline Tit because it very active and vocal, just like me. The people who know me understand that ADHD is a big part of who I am, which gives me an advantage to be alert to every small bird.
See you in the race, and don’t worry, you will hear me…

Yoav Barak

I am 16 years old and I study in Hof Hasharon High School.
I have been birdwatching for 6 years now, when I started at the birding club of my elementary school: “A.D.A.M VE SVIVA” in Kibbutz Ga’ash. I birdwatch all over Israel, and also visited other parts of the world like: Romania, Finland and Bulgaria.

Alon Ya’ari

I am in the 12th grade and have been birdwatching for 11 years.
I was born in to the world of birds, and I never left it since.
My favorite birds are the Snipes, and I like to go birding in the nature reserve next to my home in Kibbutz Ga’ash.

Jonjon Talmor

I’m 21 years old and I live in Beit Herut in the Hefer Valley.  I have been birdwatching from the age of 8, when I decided to join in the Birding club at my School, “A.D.A.M VE SVIVA” in Kibbutz Ga’ash. Today I’m holding a bird ringing C license and also help with bird watching classes. In recent years I have been taking an extensive part in the official Soaring birds survey in Kafr Qasem.

Hadas Katz Sade Chen

The birds entered my head, my heart, my soul, and my schedule during my studies at the Ohalo Seminar following an encounter with Michal – a teacher of life who lectured there, and an amazing encounter with birding pioneers Shalom Zu Aretz and Yossi Eshbol.
Since then I’m trying to convert the religion of everyone you meet in the field of education in which I’m working

I’m raising “chicks”, do not leave the “fledglings” and take care of “adults.” I am proud to learn with them and from them

Yohay Wasseraluf

Birds have been a part of my life for 17 years. Today I conduct observations and surveys as part of the environmental activity in Hof Hasharon, where I also regularly operate a bird ringing station.

Together with the rest of the group, Yohay is guiding the birding club of “Herzliya and the surrounding” in recent years and leads, together with Hadass, the Bird Watching club of “A.D.A.M VE SVIVA”, in Israel and around the world