Wildlife holidays in Jordan
Tell me about Jordan …
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a relatively small Muslim country situated in the Near East at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Jordan has some of the most varied and impressive scenery in the Middle East, including the breathtakingly beautiful Wadi Rum.
Jordan is a place of cultural fascination, rich in sites of archaeological interest such as Petra.
Our Jordan specialist recommends...
"Our ‘Jordan – Birds & Archeology’ tour goes in search of some specialist mountain birds and migrants in some spectacular settings. On top of that we couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the country’s most famous landmark, Petra."
Whats special about its bird life?
Despite neighbouring Israels huge popularity with European birdwatchers, Jordan has, illogically, remained almost completely neglected. Yet the wildlife opportunities in Jordan are outstanding –its bird life in particular.
- The ornithological appeal of this little known country derives from its position at the juncture of three land masses – Europe, Africa & the Middle East – and the diversity of its avifauna reflects this
- In spring the countrys resident birds are joined by European & west Asian migrants arriving from their African winter quarters
Naturetrek tours to Jordan
Naturetreks natural history tours to Jordan combine the best of the countrys bird life, dramatic landscapes and famous archaeological sites.
An insight into the countrys varied rock types – limestones, multicoloured sandstones and basalts – add to our appreciation of Jordans scenery and wildlife.
What birds can I see?
- We enjoy the heavy annual migration of birds in the region
- The specialist birds of the regions varied desert landscapes, such as the elusive larks, whose pale plumages can make them almost invisible against their arid, sandy habitats
- Temmincks Horned lark, Arabian Babbler, Sinai Rosefinch, Desert Finch, Sooty Falcon & Tristrams Serin are among the special birds well go in search of
- Migrants such as Collared Flycatcher & Thrush Nightingale are possible
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Jordan HOLIDAYS
The fact that the trip leader was an expert on Jordans geology as well as the expert on the countrys birds was an added bonus... As usual the holiday was full of activity..
Thanks for arranging a most memorable holiday and my thanks particularly to Marcus for all that he did to ensure we got the most from our trip - he was a most able leader, enthusiastic and indefatigable in sharing his knowledge and experience as ornithologist.
Gerald was an excellent leader, a very knowledgeable birder and had a good rapport with the group.