Kizilirmak Basin

Kizilirmak Basin

Todurge Lake

City: Sivas

Provinces: Hafik, Zara

Surface Area: 750

Altitude : 1295 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with macar ördegi (40 pairs) population.

Main Characteristics: light salty lake, swamp

todurge lake birding area


Palas Lake

City: Kayseri

Provinces: Sarioglan, Bünyan

Surface Area : 2720

Altitude : 1132 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: There are angit (max.2930).

Main Characteristics: salt lake

palas lake birding area


Sultansazligi

City: Kayseri

Provinces: Develi, Yesilhisar, Incesu

Surface Area : 39000

Altitude : 1074 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: Küçük karabatak (200 pairs), alaca balikçil (70 pairs), çeltikçi(75 pairs), kasikçi (10 pairs), boz ördek (20 pairs), yaz ördegi (5 pairs), Macar ördegi (400 pairs), pasbas patka (20 pairs), dikkuyruk (20 pairs), turna (20 pairs), kiliçgaga (150 pairs),bataklikkirlangici (50 pairs), akça cilibit (100 pairs), büyük cilibit, mahmuzlu kizkusu (20 pairs), gülen sumru (50 pairs), küçük sumru (100 pairs) and biyikli sumru (400 pairs) can be mentioned among the important species reproducing within the area. While angit (max.2283) prefers the region during summer, huge numbers of flamingo (max. 59.150), turna (max.1200) and kiliçgaga (max.2115) uses the area during autumn. There are numerous water birds (max. 12.801) during winter and immigration period.

Main Characteristics: sweet and salty lakes, steppe


Seyfe Lake

City: Kir?ehir

Provinces: Mucur, Boztepe

Surface Area : 14000

Altitude : 1110 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with ak pelikan (100 pairs), kasikçi(50 pairs), flamingo (2000 pairs), Macar ördegi (15 pairs), toy, kiliçgaga (500 pairs), mahmuzlu kizkusu (10 pairs), Akdeniz martisi (500 pairs), gülen sumru (500 pairs) and küçük sumru (500 pairs) populations. There are huge numbers of water birds (max. 21.861) during winter, sakarca (max.7200) and angit (max. 978) are samples of these.

Main Characteristics: salty / light salty lake, steppe

seyfe alke birding area


Hirfanli Dam

City: Kirsehir

Provinces: Evren

Surface Area : 26300

Protection: N/A

Main Characteristics: dam lake

hirfanli dam birding area


Beynam Forest

City: Ankara

Provinces: Gölbasi

Surface Area : 2100

Altitude : 1200 – 1521 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with breeding two pairs of sah kartal.

Main Characteristics: forest

beynam forest bird watching area


Kizilirmak Delta

City: Samsun

Provinces: Ondokuzmayis, Bafra, Alacam

Surface Area : 16110

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with tepeli pelikan (6 pairs), erguvani balikçil (500 pairs), kara leylek (50 pairs), ka?ikçi (75 pairs), boz ördek (200 pairs), Macar ördegi (75 pairs), pasbas patka (150 pairs), turna (50 pairs), kocagöz (50 pairs) and bataklik kirlangici (100 pairs) populations. There are huge numbers of water birds (max. 91.708), including kasikgaga (max.4564), Macar ördegi (max.630), elmabas patka (max. 14.952), kadife ördek (max. 97), dikkuyruk (max.73) and sakarmeke (max. 27.643) during winter. During immigration important numbers of karabatak (max. 88), küçük ak balikçil (max.3200), çeltikçi (max. 590), dikkuyruk (max.1246), küçük marti (max. 41.000) and ak kanatli sumru (max. 3000) can be observed.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lakes, swamp

kizilirmak delta