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The Jordan valley from Lake Kinneret to Tirat Zvi, west of the Jordan river. The highest point of the site is 209 m below sea-level. Most of the area is cultivated fields, date-palm plantations and fish-ponds. Fish-ponds are mainly located near Kefar Ruppin (c.3 km north-east of Tirat Zvi), Afikim and Bet Zera.
Kefar Ruppin is an important breeding site for herons and egrets. Other notable wintering species include Circus aeruginosus (10-13) and during migration this species is also common (daily max. 75).
Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Caracal caracal (rare).
Data-sheet compiled by S. Blitzblau, reviewed by R. Frumkin.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern lower Jordan valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/01/2023.