This beautiful, virtually unspoiled desert wadi and National Nature reserve, north-west of the kibbutz, offers, for those who enjoy along birding hike, peace, quiet and some very interesting birding. It is probably best visited in winter when temperatures are sufficiently low to be conducive to hiking. The marked trail is quite uneven underfoot throughout its length and hiking boots are recommended. The wadi has several important pockets of ancient Acacia forest that support most birds. Though present at low densities, it is possible to find Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi, Striated Scops Owl Otus brucei (winter), Long-eared Owl Asio otus (winter), Desert lark Ammomanes deserti, Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta, Sardinian (winter), Cyprus Sylvia melanothorax (winter) and Arabian Warblers S. leucomalaena (one pair, but hasn’t been seen lately), Arabian Babbler and Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus in the lower section. The upper section tends to be better for passage Sylvia and Phylloscopus Warblers, and up to six Cyprus Warblers gather here in early March. The territory of a desert race of Eagle Owl Bubo (bubo) ascaphalus is made obvious by a calling bird at night on the impressive limestone cliffs, the most inaccessible part of the wadi. To date, there have been no daytime sightings, a situation that may not change because of the complex nature of the terrain. Hiking the desert at night, while not impossible, is of course, very dangerous. The wadi has been the winter home of one or two Imperial Eagles Aquila heliaca. If you are exceptionally lucky you may come across a Wolf Canis lupus.