Seyhan and Ceyhan Basins

Seyhan and Ceyhan Basins

Aladaglar

City: Adana, Nigde, Kayseri

Provinces: Aladag Çamardi, Yahyali

Surface Area : 54514

Altitude : 1250 – 3756 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with sakalli akbaba(5 pairs), kyzillakbaba(10pairs), kaya kartali(4 pairs) and urkeklik populations.

Main Characteristics: mountain, forest

aladaglar bird watching area


Tuzla Lake

City: Adana

Provinces: Karatas

Surface Area : 2800

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with yaz ördegi(30 pairs), turaç (5 pairs), kocagöz (20 pairs), akça cilibit (1000 pairs), mahmuzlu kizkusu (50 pairs) and küçük sumru (200 pairs) populations.

Main Characteristics: light salty lake, dunes


Akyatan Lake

City: Adana

Provinces: Karatas

Surface Area : 14.000

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with yaz ördegi (5 pairs), turaç (75 pairs), sazhorozu, kocagöz, akça cilibit, mahmuzlu kizkusu and küçük sumru (100 pairs) populations. Most important ones are flamingo (max. 9579), suna (max. 854), fiyu (max. 13.900), elmabas patka (max. 16.801), dikkuyruk (max. 978) and sakarmeke (maks 46.000), and huge numbers of water birds (max. 85.054) are wintering within the lake.

Main Characteristics: lagoon, dunes


Agyatan Lake

City: Adana

Provinces: Karatas

Surface Area : 2200

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It is very important for huge numbers of wintering water birds, including sakarmeke, fiyu and dikkuyruk (max. 191). Also, it gains important bird areas status with turaç, akça cilibit, mahmuzlu kizkusu and küçük sumru populations.

Main Characteristics: lagoon, dunes


Yumurtalik Lagoons

City: Adana

Provinces: Yumurtalik

Surface Area : 16,43

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with turaç (5 pairs), akça cilibit and küçük sumru populations.

Main Characteristics: lagoons, salty swamps

yumurtalik lagoons birding area


Gavur Lake

City: Kahramanmaras

Provinces: Türkoglu

Surface Area : 1500

Altitude: 490 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status due to küçük karabatak (max. 121).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, swamp

gavur lake bird watching area