News and updates about Birds

Rare hybrid bird spotted in Israeli kibbutz

A rare cross between the western yellow wagtail and citrine wagtail has made its fixed winter home in a kibbutz in northern Israel.

Rare hybrid bird spotted in Israeli kibbutz

How birds of prey are being used to find massacre victims

Bodies of victims of the 10/7 massacre are being found thanks to birds of prey who gather around them.

How birds of prey are being used to find massacre victims

Watch: Flock of birds drops dead in Mexico

Security footage shows flock of yellow-headed blackbirds fall from the air in Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Watch: Flock of birds drops dead in Mexico

R’Baz and the Racham - what a non kosher bird has to say

The bird’s call is so raucous and so recognizable that some say it is the source of our word 'shriek' - but in Hebrew, it means a whistle.

R’Baz and the Racham - what a non kosher bird has to say

Are penguins kosher?

Penguins are not on the Torah's list of non-kosher birds and don't resemble any of them. Why are they not kosher?

Are penguins kosher?

Arabs steal 65 parrots from Migdal Haemek

5 birds die after 2 eastern Jerusalem Arabs break into parrot habitat and stuff dozens of the animals into small cages.

Arabs steal 65 parrots from Migdal Haemek

Watch: Thousands of pelicans over Hula Lake in northern Israel

Despite inclement weather, pelicans continue migrating north to their nesting areas in Romania.

Watch: Thousands of pelicans over Hula Lake in northern Israel

Bird sent with flammable substance over Gaza border

Falcon found near Negev river with explosive material attached to its leg.

Bird sent with flammable substance over Gaza border

Rare: 40,000 Levant sparrowhawks fly over Eilat

Two-thirds of world population fly over Eilat on their way to Arava palm plantation.

Rare: 40,000 Levant sparrowhawks fly over Eilat

Israeli security discovers two PA Arabs trying to smuggle birds

Israeli security forces discover two PA Arabs attempting to smuggle birds into Israel by strapping them into their pants legs.

Israeli security discovers two PA Arabs trying to smuggle birds

Israeli 'Birds' An Effective Tool in Convicting Terrorists

Arab terrorists warned prisoners in Israeli prisons to watch out for a group of undercover informers seeking to trip them up.

Israeli 'Birds' An Effective Tool in Convicting Terrorists

Israeli Bird Radar May Prevent Need for ‘Miracles on Hudson’

An Israeli digitalized radar system tracks migrating birds and reduces the threat of an aerial collision with airplanes, says a researcher.

Israeli Bird Radar May Prevent Need for ‘Miracles on Hudson’

Birdwatchers Warbling: Firecrest Sighted

Flame-topped firecrest sighted in Israel for first time ever, in Golan Heights.

Birdwatchers Warbling: Firecrest Sighted

Saudis Discover Captive Vulture is Not a Mossad Spy

The Saudi government has freed a bird it first declared was a vulture and a spy for Israel. Now it claims it's an eagle and free to go.

Saudis Discover Captive Vulture is Not a Mossad Spy

Nature Society Prize-Winning Contest Photos

The SPNI's Birdwatching Center presented the winners in its photography center. See the best photos.

Nature Society Prize-Winning Contest Photos