Van Closed Basin

Van Closed Basin

Nemrut Lake

City: Bitlis

Provinces: Tatvan, Güroymak

Surface Area : 4500

Altitude : 2247 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with kadife ördek (max. 20 pairs) and kaya kartali (1 pair).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, mountain


Sodaligöl

City: Bitlis

Provinces: Adilcevaz

Surface Area : 1500

Altitude : 1650 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Boz ördek (10 pairs), Macar ördegi (30 pairs) are dikkuyruk (30 pairs) most important ones reproducing within the region.

Main Characteristics: salt lake


Erçek Lake

City: Van

Provinces: Van Merkez

Surface Area : 9520

Altitude : 1803 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with kiliçgaga (50 pairs) and büyük cilibit. Important numbers of kara boyunlu batagan (max. 4430) and angyt (max. 5600) can be observed.

Main Characteristics: salt lake


Van Lake

City: Van, Bitlis

Provinces: Van Merkez, Edremit, Gevas, Tatvan, Ahlat, Adilcevaz, Erçis, Muradiye

Surface Area : 390.000

Protection: partially

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status due to Van Reed bed breeding yaz ördegi (5 pairs), Sodaligöl’s (important bird areas status no. 94) just east present peninsula reproducing toy (during reproduction period max. 32 individual) as well as Ahtamar Island (80 pairs), Çarpanak Island (500 pairs) and probably other areas breeding Van Lake martisi (max. 3285 individual). Ak kanatli sumru can be seen during immigration period.

Main Characteristics: salt lake, islands