Thousands of migrating birds descend on Israel for feeding bonanza

ISRAEL, Oct 24 (Reuters) – A visit from tens of thousands of migrating pelicans may be a gift for bird-watchers, but for Israeli fish farmers it can result be costly. In response, Israeli authorities have taken to feeding the birds to help preserve the farms’ stocks.

Staff members of staff at the reservoir in Mishmar Hasharon feed the pelicans with six tonnes of fish three to four times a week, during the three months that the pelicans are flying over Israel, in a project funded by the Israeli Agriculture Ministry.

Source: Thousands of migrating birds descend on Israel for feeding bonanza

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