It is one thing to read the statistics about the 500 million birds that fly across Israel each year – and the 100,000 cranes that visit the Hula. It is something else to see, hear and experience this natural phenomenon close up.
No words can capture the majesty and awe at sunset as thousands of cranes fly overhead, sweeping in and nestling on the water.
This video captures a few seconds of this not-to-be-missed spectacle. The migration south continues right through November. Just be sure to get there about a half hour before sunset.