Judean foothills

Year of compilation: 1994

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
The wetlands attract wintering waterfowl. A raptor migration route passes over the area.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Canis lupus (V) and Gazella gazella (V).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Judean foothills. Downloaded from on 20/04/2021.