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[Bird Observation] [Life zones of birds]


KIZILIRMAK BASIN      


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Todurge Lake


This is a light salted lake and swamp region in Sivas province. This region gained important bird area status with Red-crested Pochard population.

Appropriate criteria: B2


Palas Lake


This is a salt lake in the Sarioglan and Bunyan towns of Kayseri. In this region, Ruddy Shelduck is observed.

Appropriate criteria: A4i, B1i, B2


Sultan Sedge


This is fresh water lakes, salted lakes and steppe area between Develi, Yesilhisar, and Incesu towns of Kayseri. Among the important breeding species; Pygmy Cormorant, Squacco Heron, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Gadwall, Marbled Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, White-headed Duck, Crane, Avocet, Collered Pratincole, Kentish Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Spur-winged Plover, Gull-billed Tern, Little Tern and Whiskered Tern are observed in this region. Many waterfowls are sheltered in the region within winter and migration periods.

Appropriate criteria: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3


Seyfe Lake


This is a region which is formed of salted lakes, light salted lakes and steps in Mucur, and Boztepe towns of Kirsehir. This region gained important bird area status with White Pelican, Spoonbill, Greater Flamingo, Red-crested Pochard, toy, Avocet, Spur-winged Plover, Mediterranean Gull, Gull-billed Tern and Little Tern populations. Many waterfowls are sheltered in the region within winter in the region.

Appropriate criteria: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2. B3


Hirfanli Dam


This is a lake dam in Evren town of Kirsehir. Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, White-headed Duck, and Coot are observed in the region.

Appropriate criteria: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i


Beynam Forest


This is a forest area in Golbasi town of Ankara. This region gained important bird area status with two couples of Imperial Eagle which incubate in the region.

Appropriate criteria: A1, B2


Kizilirmak Delta


This is a region formed of fresh water lakes and swamps between Ondokuzmayis, Bafra, Alacam towns of Samsun. This region gained important bird area status with Dalmatian Pelican, Purple Heron, Black Stork, Spoonbill, Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard Ferruginous Duck, Crane, Stone Curlew and Collered Pratincole populations. In winter, many waterfowls are sheltered in the region including Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, Velvet Scoter, White-headed Duck and Coot.

Appropriate criteria: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2