Susurluk Basin

Susurluk Basin

Uludag

City: Bursa

Provinces : Yildirim, Osmangazi, Keles, Inegöl, Kestel

Surface Area : 20000

Altitude : 1250 – 2543 m

Protection: Partial

Bird Species: lammergeier Sakalli Akbaba (2 pairs) and golden eagle – kaya kartali (2 pairs),

Main Characteristics: forest, mountain

susurluk uludag birding area


Uluabat Lake

City: Bursa

Provinces: Nilüfer, Karacabey, Mustafakemalpasa

Surface Area : 13500

Altitude : 1250 – 2543 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It is an important breeding area for pygmy cormorant – küçük karabatak (300 pairs), squacco heron – alaca balikçil (30 pairs) and spoonbill – kasikçi (75 pairs). In winter there are huge numbers of water birds, which includes pygmy cormorant – küçük karabatak (max. 1078), Dalmatian Pelican – tepeli pelikan (max. 136), pochard -elmabas patka (max. 42500), tufted duck – tepeli patka (maks13.600) and coot – sakarmeke (maks321.550) within the area. 429.423 water birds, counted in the area during January, 1996, is the highest water bird number registered within Turkey since 1970.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, swamp

susurluk uluabat lake birdinng area


Bird Lake

City: Balikesir

Provinces: Gönen, Manyas (National Park), Bandirma

Surface Area : 16000

Altitude: 18 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: Breeding pygmy cormorant -küçük karabatak (150 pairs), Dalmatian Pelican – tepeli pelikan (35 pairs), night heron gece balikçili (150 pairs), squacco heron -alaca balikçil (100 pairs) and spoonbill ka?ikçi (200 pairs). There are also huge numbers of cormorant – karabatak (max. 2650) all year round , Dalmatian Pelican tepeli pelikan (max. 117) and ruddy duck dikkuyruk (max. 34) can also be seen regularly during winter.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, alluvial forest

susurluk bird lake birding area


Kocaçay Delta

City: Bursa

Provinces: Karacabey

Surface Area : 4200

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Breeding populations of black stork – kara leylek (10 pairs), Ferruginous duck – pasbas patka(70 pairs), collared pratincole -bataklik kirlangici (80 pairs) and kentish plover akça cilibit (60 pairs) reproducing populations. During migration there are important numbers of pygmy cormorant -küçük karabatak (max. 150) and white pelican – ak pelikan (max. 800), and coot – sakarmeke (max. 46291) during winter.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, alluvial forest

susurluk kocacay birding area