BUYUK MENDERES BASIN

BUYUK MENDERES BASIN

Akdag

City: Denizli, Afyon

Provinces: Çivril, Kizilören, Sandikli

Surface Area : 42394

Altitude : 900 – 2446 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: Birds of prey, such as black vulture – kara akbaba (3 pairs), griffon vulture -kizil akbaba (3 pairs), lammergeier sakalli akbaba (1 pairs) and booted eagle küçük kartal (4 pairs).

Main Characteristics: mountain, forest


Isikli Lake

City: Denizli

Provinces: Çivril

Surface Area : 7300

Altitude: 821m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Populations of squacco heron – alaca balikçil (30 pairs), whiskered tern biyikli sumru (110 pairs) and gull-billed tern gülen sumru. The lake is very important for wintering water birds (max.211.482); pygmy cormorant küçük karabatak (max.141), white-fronted goose – sakarca (max. 8178), red-crested pochard – Macar ördegi (max.1060), pochard – elmabas patka (max.18.370), ferruginous duck – pasbas patka (max. 97) and coot – sakarmeke (max.190.690) can be seen.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, swamp


Bafa Lake

City: Aydin, Mugla

Provinces: Yenihisar, Söke, Milas

Surface Area : 12281

Altitude: 5 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: The important breeding species are Dalmatian pelican -Tepeli pelikan (42 pairs), collared pratincole -bataklik kirlangici (85 pairs), Kentish plover – akça cilibit (150 pairs), Mediterranean gull Akdeniz martisi (800 pairs), Caspian tern Hazar sumrusu (6 pairs) and little tern küçük sumru (300 pairs). During winter, important numbers of water birds can be seen (max. 29.982), including cormorant – karabatak (max. 3005), pygmy cormorant – küçük karabatak (max. 350), Dalmatian pelican tepeli pelikan (max. 434), great white egret – büyük ak balikcil (max. 312), flamingo (max. 8650), wigeon -fiyu (max. 5623), avocet, kiliçgaga (max.1000) and slender-billed gull ince gagali marti (max. 1284).

Main Characteristics: coastal lagoons, salty swamp