My sincere thanks to all of you who made this recording possible. I would especially like to thank my guides Ariela Toivanen and Netanel BarDavid. Their help was crucial in finding the best sites to make these recordings.
Kuopio 12th August 2006
Producer / Recording engineer
Track descriptions and background species
This recording was made during the period 28.3.-4.4.2004 in several locations: The Ein Gedi oasis which is a natural wildlife site on the west bank of the Dead Sea close to the Negevi Desert (tracks 5, 9, 11 and 15); in the village of Jad Hashmona and its neighbouring hills, situated in Central Israel in the Judea Mountains to the west of Jerusalem (tracks 4, 6, 8 and 12); in the Kfar Blum kibbutz and the nearby natural wildlife site located in the Hule Valley in the north of Israel which is a favourite resting spot for migrating birds (tracks, 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 13, 14 and 16).
In the CD you can hear the following bird, reptile and mammalian species: Palestine Sunbird (tracks 6 and 8), Laughing Dove (tracks 5 and 8), White-throated Kingfisher (track 10), Asiatic jackal (track 12), European Green Toad (track 2), Cetti’s Warbler (tracks 1, 10 and 14), European Goldfinch (tracks 1 and 10), Sand Partridge (track 15), Syrian Woodpecker (track 13), Spanish Sparrow (track 3), Eurasian Blackbird (track 4), Blackstart (tracks 11 and 15), Fan-tailed Raven (track 9), Graceful Warbler (track 10), Black Francolin (tracks 1 and 14), Eurasian Reed Warbler (track 7), Eurasian Collared Dove (tracks 1, 4, 7, 10, 13 and 14), White-spectacled Bulbul (tracks 3 and 9), European Greenfinch (track 3), House Sparrow (tracks 6, 8 and 13) and European Turtle Dove (track 1).
Translated by Airi MacDonald and Ewen MacDonald 2006