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[Bird Observation] [Life zones of birds]


SEYHAN AND CEYHAN BASINS      


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Aladaglar (Mountains)


Aladaglar which is between Adana, Nigde, and Kayseri provinces gained important bird area status with Lammergeier, Griffon Vulture, Caspian Snowcock and Golden Eagle populations.

Appropriate Criteria: B2


Tuzla Lake


This is a region which in formed of light salted lakes and dunes in Karatas town of Adana. This region gained important bird area status with Marbled Duck, Black Francolin, Stone Curlew, Kentish Plover, Spur-winged Plover and Little Tern populations.

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


Akyatan Lake


This region which is formed of lagoons and dunes in Karatas town of Adana gained important bird area status with Marbled Duck, Black Francolin, Purple Gallinule, Stone Curlew, Kentish Plover, Spur-winged Plover and Little Tern populations. Large numbers of waterfowls live in the lake within winter months primarily Greater Flamingo, Shelduck, Wigeon, Pochard, White-headed Duck and Coot.

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


Agyatan Lake


This area which is formed of lagoons and dunes in Karatas town of Adana is significant with several waterfowls living in this region in winter such as Coot, Wigeon and White-headed Duck. In addition to this, the region gained important bird area status with Black Francolin, Kentish Plover, Spur-winged Plover and Little Tern populations.

Appropriate criteria: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iv, B2


Yumurtalik Lagoons


This region is formed of lagoons and salted swamps within Yumurtalik town of Adana. This region gained important bird area status with Black Francolin, Kentish Plover and Little Tern populations.

Appropriate criteria: A4i, A4iii, Bii, B2


Gavur Lake


This region is formed of a fresh water lake and swamp in Turkoglu town of Kahraman Maras province. This region gained important bird area status with Pygmy Cormorant.

Appropriate criteria: A1, A4iii