Ramot Menashe

Country/territory: Israel

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (1994)
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Area: 2,500 ha

Protection status:

Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

Site description
Hilly agricultural country with Quercus trees, on the western slopes of Mount Carmel, 5 km east of the Carmel coast. The area of interest lies in, between and around the two villages of Amiqam and Bat Shlomo (4 km apart).

Key biodiversity
See box for key species. This is an important site for Falco naumanni, which breeds in old buildings at Amiqam (c.30 pairs) and Bat Shlomo (up to 10 pairs); their foraging area covers c.2,500 ha in surrounding fields. Hippolais olivetorum also breeds.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ramot Menashe. Downloaded from on 30/09/2020.