BET SHEAN FISHPONDS & others
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NOTE: ACCOUNTS IN PREPARATION; MUCH MORE TO BE ADDED WHEN I CAN GET HOLD OF MY NOTES BACK IN ENGLAND!
Best Time for visit (March 1993 and November 1996)
Birding Site Guide
JERICO Black Franklin, Chukar, Desert Finch
BET SHEAN FISHPONDS
Another excellent site for the full range of water and marsh birds, from crakes and ducks to tern and kingfishers.
This steep sided lush wadi with a stream running through has quite a good range of species, differing from the lush entrance to the drier higher ground, species include Cetti’s Warbler, Great Reed Warbler and Syrian Woodpecker, while evening visits scanning high up the cliff face may reveal Eagle Owl.
This stop is worth a hour to look for Calandra Lark.
Not a well known birding site, we discovered it by accident when our minibus broke down. It was for us at least on that March day 13 years ago an excellent migration spot with Griffon Vulture, White Pelican, Lesser Spotted Eagle and White Storks passing in good numbers.
In all --- species of bird have so far been recorded.
A total of -- species of mammals.
There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles.