Bird-watchers to Eilat

This item appears on page 75 of the November 2009 issue.

During late March, the area around Eilat, Israel, becomes a mecca for birds migrating south from Europe to Africa, and bird-watchers will flock to the International Spring Migration festival, March 18-25, 2010.

A basic festival package costs £615 ($1,017) per person (sharing) and includes seven nights at the 4-star Isrotel Agamin Hotel; guided birding tours in the mornings and afternoons; lectures, activities and banquet, and entry to the Eilat Birding & Research Centre. Single supplement, £155.

Contact WildWings (577 Fishponds Rd., Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3AF, U.K.; phone 0117 9658 333, fax 0117 9375 681)… or