The spring and fall (autumn) seasons aren't yet overly hot, but the north-central
highlands around Amman, the deserts, and Petra tend to be the most comfortable.
Jordan has a decent variety of animals, particularly considering
the large desert covering much of the country's south and east. In this small
country one can find numerous mammals, including horses, jackals, foxes, wolves,
camels, rabbits, and many rodents. The sea life inland is very limited, especially
considering the high salinity of the Dead Sea and hence the lack of life in it.
However, in the Red Sea the sea life is very diverse. Part of this diversity is
thanks to the coral reefs, which help attract starfish, crabs, shrimp, and hundreds
of fish including sharks, eels, and pipe fish.
The bird life is also quite large given the fact that Jordan
lies on the eastern side of the north-south migratory path. These resident and migratory
birds include pelicans, spoonbills, egrets, terns, and gulls among others. There
are also a fair number of reptiles in the country, particularly in the desert, however
there are few amphibians.