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Take A Walk On The Wild Side At Huleh Agamon

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Stroll this former swampland and spot the glossy ibis, the spur-winged plover, the curlew sandpiper, and the furry little coypus basking in the sun

Until the beginning of this century, there were basically only two seasons in which Israelis could view the glossy ibis: spring, when the ibis migrated north, and autumn when they flew south. They could be spotted in the heavens, large, dark, distinctive birds flying in formation, stretching out their long necks and letting their unusual beaks lead the way. But you couldn’t get near enough to see anything more.

After the Jewish National Fund developed the Huleh Agamon in 1995 and re-flooded 1,000 dunams of former swampland with water, ibis began stopping there to rest and “refuel” before continuing on their way. And lately, to the delight of bird lovers, many a glossy ibis has found the Agamon such a comfortable site that it has made the Agamon its permanent home!

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Read the full article over at The Times of Israel.

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