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[Bird Observation] [Life zones of birds]


INTRODUCTION      


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One of the most important reasons of our country having a rich variety of birds is the watery areas. With the construction of bird observation stations and observation towers in the regions like Manyas, Izmir and the Goksu Delta, bird observation has been developed to a tourism source in our country.

Especially, the most important crossing points of the birds’ immigration are the Bosporus and the Dardanelle and the East Mediterranean (Adana, Hatay, and Gaziantep) and Northeast Anatolia (Artvin, Rize, and Kars). The Northeast Anatolia region is especially important for the raptors.

The important bird habitats in Turkey are shortly introduced below: