Site description (1994 baseline)
Low hills and cultivated land on the western slopes of the Judean mountains, 100-300 m above sea-level. The largest towns within this area are Kiryat Gat, Rehovot and Bet Shemesh. There are water reservoirs and sewage ponds.
The wetlands attract wintering waterfowl. A raptor migration route passes over the area.
Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Canis lupus (V) and Gazella gazella (V).
Data-sheet compiled by R. Frumkin.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Judean foothills. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/judean-foothills-iba-israel on 02/12/2023.