The Hula Valley (Emek HaHula) is an agricultural region in northern Israel with abundant fresh water. It is a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-African Rift Valley between Africa, Europe, and Asia. The marshland around Lake Hula, a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying malaria, was drained in the 1950s. A small section of the valley was later reflooded in an attempt to revive a nearly extinct ecosystem. An estimated 500 million migrating birds now pass through the Hula Lake Park every year.
Agamon Hula Ornithology (Bird Watching) and Nature Park http://www.agamon-hula.co.il/ Click a photo to see it enlarged.
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