|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|1994||high||not assessed||not assessed|
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An area of the coastal plain north of Haifa, largely developed or agricultural, with fish-ponds and some other small wetlands including the marsh at Ein Afeq (66 ha) c.8 km south of Akko.
See box for key species. Ein Afeq is an important winter roosting site for Phalacrocorax pygmeus and holds some breeding herons and egrets. Mishmar Hayam (12 ha), just south of Akko, is a small site with a grove of trees important for many breeding herons and egrets and the largest colony of Plegadis falcinellus in Israel. Up to 65 Circus aeruginosus and 22 Aquila clanga have been present in winter.
Non-bird biodiversity: Reptiles: Chalcides guentheri. Flora: Salsola soda.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zevulun valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/06/2021.