Jordan Birdwatch Association was initiated by ornithologists, conservationists and tour guides who came together and recognized the need for promoting and developing bird watching and for effectively protecting wild birds and their habitats.
JBW carries out capacity building, bird watching events, research and habitat management projects and monitoring programs. It uses all data collected during bird watching trips, field research and monitoring to better understand the status and condition of bird populations and their habitats in Jordan. Soon after JBW was founded in 2014, field trips and monitoring programs for specific species and sites were activated as a joint effort of its members and volunteers from Jordan and worldwide. JBW contributes to an effective conservation of bird populations and their habitats in the different parts of Jordan. Jordan BirdWatch Association is a non-governmental organization, officially registered and listed in the Jordanian "Registry for Societies" / Ministry of Social Development & Ministry of Environment.
The scrub warbler (our logo) is a characteristic bird of the arid and semi arid rocky areas of southwest Jordan and the more productive parts of the eastern desert, where a fairly dense cover of shrubs and dwarf shrubs can be found. It is one of the typical birds of Petra, Wadi Dana, and Rum. Although it is not officially considered threatened, its natural habitat is being degraded or is disappearing locally attributable to excessive wood cutting, overgrazing and land encroachment.
JBW contributes to an effective conservation of bird populations and their habitats in the different parts of Jordan.