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Ardahan Forest


This is a forested and swamp area in the centre of Ardahan. There are 10 couples of Montagu's Harrier in the region.

Appropriate criteria: B3


Aktas Lake


This is a salt lake in Cildir town of Ardahan. This region is one of the seven regions where White Pelican and Dalmatian Pelican incubate.

Appropriate criteria: A1, A4i, B1i, B2


Cildir Lake


This is a fresh water lake in Cildir town of Ardahan. This region gained important bird area status with Ruddy Shelduck and Armenian Gull.

Appropriate criteria: A4i, B1i


Kuyucuk Lake


This is a fresh water lake in Arpacay town of Kars. In this region; White-headed Duck, Red-necked Grebe, Gadwall, Coot, and Black-winged Stilt can be observed.

Appropriate criteria: B2


Balik Lake


This is a freshwater lake in the centre of Kars province. This region gained important bird area status with 10 couples of White-headed Duck. This region is also the incubation area for Velvet Scoter.

Appropriate criteria: B1i


Eastern Beyazit Sedge


This is a freshwater swamp and steppe area in Eastern Beyazit town of Agri. There are large numbers of Montagu's Harrier which breed in the region.

Appropriate criteria: B3