|Location||Lebanon, Mount Lebanon|
|Central coordinates||35o 38.12' East 33o 50.84' North|
|Altitude||95 - 1,520m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Summary The site consists mainly of Beirut River watershed. The IBA covers an area of 8096ha and holds 41 species of birds and many mammals in the densely forested, less disturbed rocky slopes. It is composed of fast westwards flowing river, with Pine woodland on the northern slopes and scrub and cultivated land with scattered villages on southern slopes.
Site description This site is a deep river valley carved by the Beirut river, extending 20 km eastwards from the outskirts of Beirut on the western slopes of the Mount Lebanon range.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes||passage||2006||72,410 individuals||good||A4iv|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Shrubland||Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation||25%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||25%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beirut River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014
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