Hunting of Migrant Birds in the Lebanon

Hunting of Migrant Birds in the Lebanon

End of a journey: Lebanese hunter with a shot Cranes (Source: Facebook)End of a journey: Lebanese hunter with a shot Cranes (Source: Facebook)Photos like this give an idea of the unbelievable dimension of the poaching of migrant birds in the Near East. Armed men pose proudly with freshly-killed Cranes and Pelicans. Another grinning hunter presents a dead Lesser Spotted Eagle. His colleague lays out his daily bag for the photographer, some 1,000 freshly-shot song birds neatly exhibited on a bed sheet.