The open-air Aqaba Bird Observatory is home to over 196 species and open to the public every week from Monday to Thursday
By taking a tour of the area, you will learn about a different side of Aqaba's natural wonders. Not only is Aqaba a popular tourist destination, but it also serves as a stopover point for numerous migratory birds traveling north along the Gulf of Aqaba each spring. After an exhausting flight over the sea or across the desert, an exhausted migrating bird will find the arab divers pool a welcome sight upon arrival.
You can get up close and personal with some of the 390 species of birds that live in Jordan at the bird observatory, which also serves as a stopover for migratory birds on their annual migration through the region. Because of its geographic location, it attracts large flocks of birds every migration season, including those from Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is the observatory that attracts the flocks because it contains an exceptional diversity of habitats that are critical for attracting birds, such as shallow and deep waters, herbs, trees, and green surfaces. These habitats interact with one another to form a thriving bird hub, which is especially beneficial to waders. Paying a visit to this incredible location will help you further develop your interest in bird-watching!
During the autumn or spring months, bird watchers take a break from their hectic schedules and travel to Aqaba to witness the birds' migration, particularly those that cross the city of Aqaba twice a year. Likewise, the observatory is a fantastic destination for bird enthusiasts who are willing to travel hundreds of miles to see spectacular species of rare birds in their natural habitat.
There is a 0.5 km2 bird observatory Al-Salam forest, close to the South Wadi Araba Crossing Border, and it is located in the Aqaba region of Jordan.
According to the organization, it is managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and is an important stopover point for many migratory species from Europe and Africa. Even though the observatory is open throughout the year, the best times to visit are during the spring and autumn months.