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[Bird Observation] [Life zones of birds]


MARMARA BASIN      


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Igneada Forests


Demirkoy town of Kirklareli is in fresh water lakes and flooded forests. Black Stork is among the types of birds seen around this region. Moreover, in fall, significant amount of White Stork pass over this region.

Appropriate Criteria: B1iv, B2


Buyukcekmece Lake


This is the lake dam in Buyukcekmece town of Istanbul.
In this region the bird types are primarily Pochard; and different types of waterfowls are also seen which live here in winter and especially significant amount of Yellow-legged Gull and Little Gull and in spring Mediterranean Gull.

Appropriate criteria: A4i, A4iii, B1i


Sile Islands


Shag which breed in the rocky coastal islands of Sile town of Istanbul brought an important bird area status in this region.

Appropriate criteria: B1i, B3


Iznik Lake


This fresh water lake is located between Orhangazi and Iznik towns of Bursa.

Pygmy Cormorant and Night Heron are among the important bird types in this region.

Appropriate criteria: A1, B2