DESERT, HISTORY & BIRDS
Jordan is a fantastic country for birdwatching which exceeds any expectations
WORDS & IMAGES: MIKE WEEDON
RAVEL IS A lot like birdwatching. You never really know what to expect. Just as you never know what a bird is really like from pictures in books or photographs, so preconceptions of a new place or a new country are always wide of the mark compared to the reality of being there. This was all brought nicely into focus during a trip to Jordan in March last year. Having carried out only limited birding in the area east of the Mediterranean, I was pretty ignorant about what Jordan had to offer.