March 22nd 2011
The Hula Nature Reserve is an important wetland home for tens of thousands of aquatic birds covering over 60,000 dunams (15,000 acres). This impressive nature reserve project began in 1951, and continues to provide an important resting place for migrating birds such as the cranes, pelicans, storks, egrets and cormorants. The Hula Valley also shelters rare aquatic species such as the yellow flag plant, paper reed and the white water-lily plant. The reserve also includes certain species such as the white-tailed eagle, a bird which has become extinct in the wild and that is preserved in the reserve. You can observe over 200 species of birds walking on the floating bridge, which is also wheelchair accessible.