July August 2019 at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory


The Jerusalem Bird Observatory is the first urban wildlife site in Israel. It is a magnet for hundreds of thousands of birds and tourists throughout the year. Located next door to the Knesset, we invite you to a variety of activities:


Night SafariOwl. Photo Amir Balaban

Please register in advance.

Join us for a surprising night walk at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory. We will see how real wildlife lives in the middle of this busy city – owls, porcupines and other animals are much closer than you ever imagined!!

Recommended: wear warm clothing and flashlights.

Price: 30 NIS pre person.

Every Wednesday in July 19:30

Every Sunday and Wednesday in August 19:00


Grandparent – Grandchild time

Please register in advance.

Photo Inbal ShemeshUsing a variety of challenges, grandparents with grandchildren will uncover the story of wildlife in Jerusalem. This activity is for one grandchild per grandparent – like in Noa's Ark you are invited two by two.

Recommended: bring binoculars if you have

When: Every Wednesday throughout the summer, 17:00

Price: 30 NIS per person. 


Bird Ringing

Please register in advance.

Start your morning with a close encounter with migrating birds, and meet our research team first thing in the morning. Fascinating little song birds are already migrating as the summer nears its end, and this is the best place to meet them!

When: Sunday – Wednesday, the last 2 weeks of August, 8:30

Price: 15 NIS per person


Birdwatching for Beginners.

Please register in advance.

How do you identify birds?  Where can you find them?  What equipment do you need?  Learn the secrets and tricks of birdwatching with staff of the Jerusalem Bird Observatory.

Hebrew course:  24/7 and 7/8   17:00 – 18:30 ,   Friday 31/8  07:00 – 10:00

English course:  06/08/2019,  13/08/2019,  16:00-18:00

23/08/2019 07:00-10:00

Price: 150 NIS