Fall in Israel Means Thousands of Cranes Arriving at Hula Lake

This time of year, Hula Lake, a nature reserve in a beautiful valley in the northern Galilee region of Israel, becomes the favorite layover spot for as many as 90,000 cranes on their way to Africa—and dozens of other species of migratory birds. The first cranes arrived at Hula Lake on Tuesday. Around 30,000 to 40,000 are expected to winter in Israel. The rest of the flocks usually continue on to the African continent.