DESERT, HIS­TORY & BIRDS

Jor­dan is a fantastic coun­try for bird­watch­ing which ex­ceeds any ex­pec­ta­tions

Bird Watching (UK) - - Bird The World -

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.

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