Jerusalem Bird Observatory


One acre between the Knesset and the Supreme Court is allocated as the Jerusalem Bird Observation Center.

The JBO runs activities and workshops for the whole family. The JBO has a bird ringing station and a visitors center. The workshops and events throughout the year include learning about birds and migration and night hikes.

This is a great way to introduce your children to the study of birds and nature in Jerusalem.

Most of the activities can be arranged in advance in English.

Tree Planting
The JBO offers the option of planting seedlings in Jerusalem for families and groups.  The seedlings that are planted are local species that will add to the biodiversity of the city, encouraging birds, butterflies and insects by providing food and nesting sites.

Plant in honor of a life cycle event such as a birth or bar/bat mitzvah, in memory of a loved one, or to celebrate your visit to Jerusalem.

Advanced booking is required (at least a week) and prices vary according to type of plants and number planted.

Contact the JBO


FIJ Tips

This is a hidden gem in Jerusalem and a great place to go on a hot day because it is very shady. Make sure you pay for parking because the streets around the JBO only have paid parking spots.


Sunday-Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED


Prices depend on activity


Whole Family


English / Hebrew

Venue: Jerusalem Bird Observatory

Address: Rothschild St
Jerusalem, Israel
Neighborhood: Givaat Ram
Parking: Paid Street Parking

Jerusalem Bird Observatory – BITE SIZE

The Jerusalem Bird Observatory plays an important role in Jerusalem's urban nature preservation. Hear about their summer activities, bird ringing workshops and more when we interview the Director. Too busy to read? Just click the play button to lis...
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