Eilat is a major junction on the bird's migration flyway and one of the most important stop over sites for migratory birds in the world. The only overland bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa is also a bottle-neck that serves hundreds of millions of migratory birds. Moreover, these birds in Eilat, are preparing themselves for the most challenging task of crossing the foodless and hostile Saharan desert. Eilat area that used to be a large and fertile saltmarsh that consisted the last "fueling station" before the desert for these birds, suffered human development that left nothing of this important habitat. The main work of the International Birding and Research Center in Eilat (IBRCE) is to maintain and improve the habitats of the Bird Sanctuary, renew the food source of the migratory birds in Eilat and to conduct research that will help us safeguard the flyway.