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Mount Arbel is situated close to the north-western shores of the Sea of Galilee and is well-known to birders as a winter site for Alpine Accentor and Wallcreeper.


Notable Species

Other species found here include the much sought-after Long-billed Pipit, Radde's Accentor has been recorded and is perhaps regular, and Finsch's Wheatear is possible. Spanish Sparrow and Palestine Sunbird are common.


Birds you can see here include:

Black Stork, Short-toed Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Steppe Eagle, Common Kestrel, Chukar Partridge, Rock Dove, European Turtle Dove, Little Swift, Syrian Woodpecker, Long-billed Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Eurasian Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Common Wren, Radde's Accentor, Alpine Accentor, Eurasian Robin, Black Redstart, European Stonechat, Blue Rock Thrush, Eurasian Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Graceful Prinia, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Common Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Wallcreeper, Palestine Sunbird, Great Grey Shrike, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Chaffinch, European Goldfinch, Corn Bunting

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

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Contact Details

To reach Mt Arbel take Route 91, the Tiberias - Rosh Pinna road and turn left about 7km out of Tiberias towards Hamam and Maghar. Turn left again after 1km and continue past some buildings until an open area appears on the right. Park here and walk up the mountain on the path opposite.

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Content and images originally posted by Steve