West Black Sea Basin

West Black Sea Basin

Ilgaz Mountains

City: Çankiri, Kastamonu

Provinces: Ilgaz, Tosya, Ihsangazi

Surface Area : 35000

Altitude : 2000 – 2587 m

Protection: partially

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status with Sakalli Akbaba (2 pairs), kizil akbaba and küçük kartal (5 pairs) populations.

Main Characteristics: forest, mountain

ilgaz mountain bird watching area


Sarikum Desert  

City: Sinop

Provinces: Sinop Merkez

Surface Area: 785

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It gains important bird areas status due to huge numbers of water birds (max. 20.226), including dikkuyruk (max. 55).

Main Characteristics: light salty lake, forest

sarikum lake bird watching area