The Nili and David Jerusalem Birds Oservatory

The NIli and David 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.


The Bird Observatory, adjacent to the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) was built in order to preserve a unique phenomenon, and it enables visitors to come within arm's length of one of the most fascinating sights in nature – tiny birds migrating every year between Africa and Europe.


The J.B.O. offers a variety of activities for tourists, families, and groups:

  • Tree planting
  • Bird ringing

  • The art gallery inside the first "living building" in Israel

  • Tour and walk through the bird-hide and the area of the J.B.O.

  • The movie a "Field Dairy" by Amir Balaban, describing nature and the city


Opening hours:

  • Groups according to reservation.

  • The visitor's center, including the movie,

  • Sunday-Thursday 09:00-15:00


For further details and to coordinate a visit:





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