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It is the largest natural freshwater wetland in West Bekaa- Lebanon, and covers an area of 280 ha holding 256 species of birds and mammals. The marsh includes open water seasonally flooded grazing meadows. It is an important stop for 2 globally threatened spring migrants Corncrake and Great Snipe. Over 20,000 soaring birds pass over the marsh in both spring and autumn. Also, over 45 species of bird associated with wetlands use the site, of which at least 15 breed in it.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aammiq wetland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2021.