|Turkey is a unique place for
watching birds considering the diversity of both
migratory and non-migratory bird species. There are two
major reasons for this abundance. Turkey's range of
different ecosystems and it's position on bird's
Turkey has 7 geographical areas, each with it's own
natural features, ecosystems, climate and wildlife.
These include, arid steppe, deciduous and coniferous
forests, mountains, coastal areas and more .So there are
many opportunities for wild birds and other wildlife of
Many birds which migrate between Europe and Africa each
year, choose to fly via Turkey. Some of these, stay and
breed here when many more just pass through. Therefore
Spring and autumn offer opportunities to see the
migrating masses. Even in the metropolis of Istanbul,
migrating birds can be seen in significant numbers.
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Periods for Birdwatching in
It is possible to observe the birds live permanently in
the rushes and lakes all year long apart from the time
periods between the middle of March and the end of May,
and from the middle of August until the end of October.
Wetlands (Where are the Birds
Manyas Kuscenneti, south of the Marmara sea near
the town of Bandırma.
Sultansazligi is a splendid wetland that includes
marshes, swamps, fresh and saltwater lakes. Included in
the species seen here is a very large colony of greater
flamingos.Located south of the Erciyes mountain
Izmir Kuscenneti, a coastal wetland, located on
Gediz Delta. Despite the close by city, this wetland
exhibits an enormous variety of water birds
Yumurtalik and Akyatan are also places of
extreme importance for wintering waterfowl in cold
Egirdir and Beysehir lakes are located to
the Northwest of Taurus mountains, part of the seven
lakes region, and are resting points for migratory birds.
Eregli Sazliklari (marshland) on the North of
middle Taurus range, has fresh and salt water ecosystems
and of course a variety of bird species.
Karamuk, Eber and Aksehir lakes are freshwater
wetlands at the west part of Central Anatolia. They are
the favorite localities of wintering geese.
Tuz Gölü, a saltwater lake and the second largest
lake of the country, is a place to look for Greater
Flamingoes, Cranes, Avocets, Geese, Gulls and other
Euphrates, Kızılırmak , Göksu River.
Mountains of Turkey famous for
The Kackar mountains in the North East of the
Soğuksu National park close to the capital
Olympos National park near Antalya.