|Central coordinates||35o 57.39' East 33o 45.16' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Summary This freshwater wetland, surrounded by agricultural lands and woodlands, is located in Eastern Bekaa Valley, between the villages of Anjar and Kfar Zabad. It covers a total area of 326ha and holds 69 species of birds. At least 15 breeding pairs of Syrian Serins (Globally threatened) are recorded on site in spring 2005.
Site description Located in the eastern Bekaa valley at the foot of the arid Anti-Lebanon mountain range, the Anjar-K’far Zabad IBA consists mostly of freshwater wetland with some mixed woodland and cultivated fields. There is open scrubby hillside and several commercial fish farms in the southern half of the site.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus||breeding||2005||15 breeding pairs||medium||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
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|Hima Kfar Zabad Birds||2005|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||30%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hima Anjar - Kfar Zabad. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014
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