Both parties, RBG and JBW, agreed to cooperate at the Royal Botanic Garden (RBG) at Tal Er-Rumman, located on the slopes overseeing the King Tala Dam between Amman and Jerash.
The site attracts big numbers of passage migrants and winter visitors every year, such as Great cormorants, White Storks, Night Herons, Great and little Egrets. Breeding species include Jackdaws, Greater Spotted Cuckoo, Hobby, Great Tit and Sardinian Warbler.
Activities agreed upon will inlude bird surveys, developing the site for birding (e.g. bird hides, trails, prensentation boards, and other printed material), and organizing birding trips (see page…).
The Director of the Royal Botanic Garden, senior staff of RBG, the chair of the board and vice chairman of Jordan BirdWatch all attended the meeting for signing the agreement.
The general assembly will take place on the 7th of March 2022, in the Jordan Birdwatch office on the Al-Fadeliyeh street, Building 53 – 4th floor, Shmeisani, Amman.
19:00 to 19:40 – Annual report for all members.
19:45 to 21:00 – Presentations and discussions for members and all who are interested and curious about nature and bird life in Jordan.
If you are abroad, or due to sanitary restrictions, you have the possibility to join in through zoom.
You can contact Jordan Birdwatch for more details by phone : 00 962 (0)7 9550 2900
or through our contact form : Contact
You can keep posted by checking on our facebook page : Jordan Birdwatching Club
Looking forward to your presence.
We are having our annual general assembly meeting on the 6th of February 2021, from 3 to 5 pm.
The program would be as usual, first 30 minutes is the annual and financial report, followed by presentations and discussions about birds and birdwatching in Jordan (including a presentation about the rare and threatened Red-rumped Wheatear by Dr Fares Khoury and discussions about invasive bird species). The meeting will take place at the Jordan BirdWatch office:
Al-Fadeliyah street, BLDG 53, FL4; Shmeisani, Amman
Due to sanitary restrictions we cannot receive more than 12 JBW members in JBW’s meeting-room, we appologize and hope for your understanding. JBW members from abroad or who live outside Amman, or can’t participate for any reason, can attend online.
JBW annual meeting on ZOOM
Time: Feb 6, 2021 – 03:00 PM Amman
ZOOM MEETING ID: 87468116949
8th of february 2020
Jordan BirdWatch Association is holding its annual meeting on the 8th of february 2020.
The event will start with the General Assembly for all members from 15:00 to 16:00 hours and will be followed by presentations and discussions.
All those interested are welcome to attend and to participate !
JBW’s annual meeting will take place in the hall of the JORDANIAN TOUR GUIDE ASSOCIATION at the following adresse : Al-Fayha’a Street, Shmeisani
For further information, you can contact us on our contact page, or call the mobile number : 00 962 (0)7 9550 2900
A special Conservation Area
Solid waste is one of the main and ever-growing environmental issues in the Jordan Valley, others being depletion of water sources, overgrazing of native vegetation, invasion of alien shrub species and unregulated hunting.
JBW is carrying out projects in one site to tackle the root causes for such local problems and present a model of best practices and for integrated management of ecosystems and natural resources in the Jordan Valley area.
Moreover, JBW organizes birding trips to spread awareness and to monitor birds and their habitats.
In this context, Jordan BirdWatch together with Ahl El-Balad initiative carried out a clean-up event in Wadi Gharaba Special Conservation Area, which is located in Ghor Rama north of the Dead Sea on Saturday 7th December 2019. Large amounts of waste were collected, including mainly plastic water bottles and cans.
JBW members also enjoyed watching a variety of birds in and around Wadi Gharaba in the early morning including Herons and Egrets, two Black-winged Kites Kingfishers (three species), Little Green Be-eaters, Bluethroat, Robin, Stonechat, Indian Silverbills and Spanish Sparrows.
Zero Waste in 2022
Jordan BirdWatch participated in the annual Environmental Day hosted on 2 April 2019 byThe Ahliyyah School for Girls and Bishop’s School for Boys.
This year’s theme was “Zero Waste in 2022”. The main objective was to involve students in taking actions towards achieving a better and greener world.
Jordan BirdWatch presented books and bird-watching tools, and had lively discussions with students about bird diversity in Jordan, and the negative impacts of solid waste pollution on birds and the eco-tourism sector in Jordan.
Beyond COP 21 Symposium,
JBW participated in an exhibition as part of the full day “Beyond COP 21 Symposium” held at Al Ahliyyah School for Girls (CMS) on Thursday, 16th February 2017 and in partnership with Bishop’s School for Boys and Mashrek International School.
Material with information about bird-watching activities and the current threats to birds and their habitats was displayed to school children and educators.
JBW presented PowerPoint slides about birds in Jordan, in addition to bird guides, bird watching tools, and posters and other material tackling problems such as excessive hunting, habitat destruction and wind farm developments, and engaged in discussions with curious students and school teachers.