The combined efforts of farmers, the Jewish National Fund, and nature conservationists, the newly reclaimed swamps of the Hula Valley are now home to more than 13,000 cranes from Siberia.
During the three years needed to get here from Siberia, the crane family unit remained together. In the Hula Valley, Israel, one can identify separate family units.
The plan was implemented when it became clear that, unlike for type travelers, Christian tours to Israel were the preferred winter location at Gray Crane – and his family and friends.
These winged visitors have increased in number over the past few years. Because of the hero's favorite food found in corn plants from local moshav and kibbutz farmers, these hard-working farmers are ready to take firearms to save their livelihoods.
But, the vision and wisdom applied, and the farmers together with JNF and nature conservationists, have changed the prospect of these pests, to be a welcome winter guest.
Farmers bring three tons of corn every day to the designated area in the Hula Valley. Storks, intelligent creatures like them, eagerly flock here in the morning and evening when food is spread.
In addition to feeding cranes here, the Hula Valley has been flooded – as a result returning the area to the marshland as before. Now, an area that has until now been dry, has a pond and a stream of water. Ducks and geese are among the new residents of the new park.
Fighting to save farmland, and to encourage migratory birds to winter in Israel, is achieved in creative and cooperative efforts. And we have acquired a beautiful new park with lakes, waterways, bird watching towers, bicycle paths, and amazing winged guests!