Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Tannourine Cedars Nature Reserve

Location: In the north of the Mount Lebanon range, between the villages of Tannourine et-Tahta and Hadath ej-Joubbe. IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iv Explanation: A1 A very high breeding density of Syrian Serins (Serinus syriacus) was reported here in 2001 and 2002. A4iv At least

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

  Location: Situated in the Shouf Mountains overlooking the Mediterranean Sea to the West and the length of the Bekaa valley to the east. Streches from Dahr Al Baidar in the North to Niha Mountain in the South. Total area: 20,000 ha. IBA Criteria met: A1, A2

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Rim-Sannine

 Location: North-west of the town of Zahle, on the southern flanks of Mount Sannine in the Mount Lebanon Range. Total area: 244 ha IBA Criteria met: A3 A4 iv Explanation: A3 At least six biome-restricted species breed on site – Black-eared Wheatear, Sardinian Warbler,

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Ras Baalbek

Location: The Ras Baalbek IBA is found at the extreme north end of the Bekaa Valley, in north-east Lebanon, extending up into the foothills of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range, in between the towns of Ras Baalbek and El Qaa. Total area: 7,814ha IBA Criteria met: A3

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Ramlieh Valley

Location: In the Shouf region of the Mount Lebanon range, south of the towns of Saoufar and Bhamdoun, and about 17km south-east of Beirut. The River Safa runs through the valley. Total area: 928 ha IBA Criteria met: B1iv Explanation: There is an estimate annual autumn

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Lake Qaraoun

Location: Lake Qaraoun is the largest freshwater body by far in Lebanon, lying at the Southern end of the Bekaa valley, which is a continuation of the Rift valley itself, a well – documented flyway for raptors and other soaring birds, The Lake was formed by the damming of

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Jabal Moussa

Location: The site is a mountain which extends westwards from the main Mount Lebanon chain along the edge of the Nahr Ibrahim, just to the west of Jabal Aalmat on the opposite side of the river. Total area: 6500ha IBA Criteria met: A4 iv Explanation: The site is known or

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Hima Ebel ElSaqi

  Location: Southern Lebanon between Marjayoun and Hasbaya, west of the Hasbani River. Village lies on the Rift valley flyway, well documented for migratory raptors and soaring birds. Total area: 219 hectares IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, and A4iv  Explanation: A1 presence

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Ehden Forest Nature Reserve

Location: Situated between 1200-2000 m elevation on the upper northwestern slopes of Mount Lebanon. Total area: 140 ha IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 Explanation: Most balanced Mediterranean forest ecosystem in Lebanon. A1 & A2 migration stop over site for a number of

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Important Bird Areas-IBAs: Bentael Forest Nature Reserve

  Location: In the hills just east of the town of Jbail, on the coast north of Beirut.   Total area: 150 ha IBA Criteria met: B1iv   Explanation: There is an estimate annual autumn passage of soaring birds exceeding 3000, including White Pelican, Common Crane,

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