Naturalist Malcolm Rymer joins a group of friends visiting the renowned birding hotspot of Southern Israel during Spring Migration.
The Rift Valley is a globally significant thoroughfare for many Afro/Palearctic migratory birds, with the bottle-neck geography of the Eilat and Jordanian mountains funnelling their flight passage over this restricted area.
'In Spring I'd heard that migration here can be excellent to phenomenal - sometimes overwhelming. Spring it should be then - we were prepared to be overwhelmed.'
Based at Kibbutz Lotan in the Arava Valley of Southern Israel, Malcolm turns his lens to capture a fascinating record of memorable birding experiences.
Of all the world's alluring destinations for the birding traveller, Israel in Spring must top most lists. The Rift Valley provides a thoroughfare for countless species of migratory birds, with the bottle-neck geography funnelling their flight passage over this restricted area.
Naturalist Malcolm Rymer visits with birding friends and the resulting two videos capture over 130 species of birds as well as the varied landscapes and associated beautiful flora and fauna.
From bases at Kibbutz Lotan in the Arava Valley of Southern Israel and Kibbutz Gvulot in the North Western Negev Desert, this film, 'Sandgrouse at Sunset' charts and explores the key sites.
The companion video 'Bluethroats before Breakfast' offers an extended journey around the south of this amazing country.
Combined Running Time: 168 minutes