|Rüppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli © Soner Bekir firstname.lastname@example.org|
Number of bird species: 459
A Birdwatchers Guide to TurkeyIan Green & Nigel Moorhouse Prion Ltd. (1995)
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Birding in Turkeyby Dave Gosney, Birdguides 2007
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Birds of Turkey, Volume 11: The Birds of UludagWalter Jetz Series: BIRDS OF TURKEY - Other volumes also available... 44 pages, figs, tabs. Max Kasperek Verlag 1995
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Finding Birds in Eastern TurkeyDave Gosney Paperback (April 1993) Gostours
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Finding Birds in TurkeyAnkara to Birecik D Gosney Series: FINDING BIRDS SERIES 32 pages, maps. Gostours 1992
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Finding Birds in Western TurkeyD Gosney Series: FINDING BIRDS SERIES 36 pages, maps. Gostours 1996
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The Birds of Turkey(Helm Field Guides) (Hardcover) by Geoff Welch (Author), Barbaros Demirci (Author), Guy M. Kirwan (Author), Kerem Boyla (Author), Metehan Ozen (Author), Peter Castell (Author), Tim Marlow (Author), Hilary Welch (Author) 2008
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The Birds of Turkey (Species List in Red Data Book)Ilhami Kiziroglu 49 pages 1883 ISBN 9757460400
Dogal Hayati Koruma Dernegi (DHKD) is the BirdLife Partner
Doga Dernegi (Nature Society)
Hürriyet Caddesi, 43/12i Dikmen, Ankara. +90 (312) 4812545, email@example.com Founded in 2002 by a group of young conservationists working on birds in other NGOs of Turkey. It has over 500 members and is a BirdLife International partner. It organises local bird watching groups for field survey and manages an interent based birding database. It has been working actively for the conservation of Gediz Delta near İzmir and has conservation projects for the Bald Ibis.
Hacettepe University Birding ClubWebsite
Hacettepe University Birding ClubWebsite
A small but old group formed by the ornithologist Ilhami Kiziroglu at Hacettepe University.
Intercontinental Migratory Bird Monitoring AssociationWebsite
A new organization working specifically on bird migration
Istanbul Kus Gozlem Toplulugu (Istanbul Birdwatching Club)Website
The most active group with over 70 members, regular meetings, regular field trips and an annual bird report for Istanbul...
Kus Arastirmalari Dernegi - Bird Research SocietyWebsite
KAD was founded in 1998 by birders and ornithologists for the purpose of study and conservation of birds. The objectives of the society are to carry out research on the avifauna of Turkey, to contribute to the develeopment of birdwatching and ornithology in Turkey, to publish on these issues, and to contribute to the conservation of birds especially by increasing awareness through education of the general public, and especially of children on ornithology, birdwatching...
Northeastern Turkey environmental organization conducing community-based conservation, environmental education, bird research, bird ringing, habitat restoration, and birdwatching tourism to benefit local villages. KuzeyDoga has documented 313 bird species in the Kars region and has ringed over half of them. Accepts volunteers for bird ringing and bird monitoring...
Metu [Middle East Technical University] Birdwatching ClubWebsite
In 1990 the birdwatchers among METU students were active under BIYOT. With the need of an independent club we established METU-BC in 1995. We have been studying birds of our University Campus (METU-Campus) throughout the year. And we performed many exhibition & slide show presentations for giving interesting information about bird in our environment...
Subasi Birdwatching Club
A small group of very active birders from Antakya, the most southern province of Turkey. The group has added Buff-bellied Pipit to Turkish list.
Dogu Karadeniz DaglariWebsite
The site includes a major bottleneck of migratory birds of prey (the Coruh valley and many other valleys that raptors use to cross the mountain range); as well as three major mountain ranges (Soganli, Kaçkar, and Karçal) noted for their extensive forests and extensive alpine habitats (representing a fine example of Eurasian high mountain habitat). A number of newly discovered sites that would have qualified as IBAs in their own right have been included within this IBA, emphasizing the fact that the area is of uniform character and that conservation of the area requires a large scale approach...
The site consists of an open permanent freshwater lake (Esmekaya lake which is groundwater fed); large expanses of marsh and rush pastures on both sides of the main Konya-Aksaray road which bisects the site, two salt lakes (Akgöl lake and Bezirci, or Günesli, lake) and a number of small satellite wetlands east of the main lake (Turna lake, Sülüklü lake and Tepeköy marshlands). The site also includes Esmekaya village for its breeding population of Lesser Kestrel. Juncus covers most of the dry and salty soils, especially in the southern part of the IBA. Typha and Cladium mariscus, are common to the north with Phragmites being the dominant species around the freshwater lake...
An extensive coastal wetland situated 25 km north-west of İzmir. Shoals and islands separate four saline lagoons (totalling 3,450 ha) from the sea. The site also includes 5,000 ha of saltmarsh and 650 ha of freshwater marsh. Dry grassland and arable land occur north of the commercial saltpans. A fishing cooperative operates in the çilazmak lagoon; the IBA is a popular weekend destination from İzmir....
The majority of the delta is used intensively by man and comprises agricultural land, settlements, wetlands, sand-dunes and beaches. Akglake is a permanent nutrient-rich freshwater lake supporting rich marsh vegetation (including extensive Potamogeton, Scirpus, Typha and Phragmites beds). Saltmarsh surrounds the major lakes; the dunes are of particular conservation interest due to their intact and dynamic nature.
Kuyucuk Lake Wildlife ReserveWebsite
Situated in Kars, near Armenia, this is Turkey's latest Ramsar wetland and the only Ramsar site in eastern Turkey. Home to at least 207 bird species, including over 10,000 ruddy shelduck, white-headed duck, and rarities such as red-breasted goose, white-tailed lapwing, and greater sandplover. Chosen as Turkey's 2009 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN), Lake Kuyucuk is home to a bird ringing station, a comfortable guesthouse, and Turkey's first island constructed for breeding birds and other wildlife...
National Parks, Wild Life, Wetlands of TurkeyWebsite
Brief descriptions of National Parks...
Turkey presently has 9 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 159,300 hectares.
2004 [December] - Michael GrunwellReport
I visited Birecik, Halfeti and followed the river south to Gurcay. The key discoveries were wintering Radde`s Accentor at Halfeti, a large concentration of water birds south of Birecik and a huge winter roost of black kite...
2004 [July] - Kasper P Hendriks - S & E TurkeyReport
After successful birding trips to Spain in 2002 and Eastern Europe in 2003, 2004 saw another successful birding trip by Ben Wielstra, Wesley Overman and Kasper Hendriks. Turkey was the main area visited, but a pit stop at Cyprus was made, too. The fourth member this year was good old Frank van Duijvenvoorde...
2004 [July] - Kasper P Hendriks - Southern & Eastern TurkeyReport
After successful birding trips to Spain in 2002 and Eastern Europe in 2003, 2004 saw another successful birding trip by Ben Wielstra, Wesley Overman and Kasper Hendriks. Turkey was visited, but a pit stop at Cyprus was made, too. The fourth member this year was good old Frank van Duijvenvoorde...
2004 [June] - Dominic Bates - SW TurkeyReport
I spent two weeks in the Dalyan area with my (non-birdwatcher) girlfriend at the beginning of June 2004. The plan was to combine activities such as biking, scuba diving, visiting archaeological sites and birdwatching with extensive lazing around on the beach. I`m a self-confessed raptorphile and held great hopes for seeing a wide variety of birds of prey while in Turkey...
2004 [May] - Mike & Caroline RiggReport
This was our 15th stay in Turkey and 3rd holiday in Dalyan, which is a small town inland from the coast but scenically situated on the Dalyan river. This was a package holiday staying at the Plane Tree Hotel in the centre of the town. Dalyan is a good mix of quiet and scenic with enough small shops and eating places to keep you occupied when not out bird-watching! The town is about 20 minutes away from the airport at Dalaman...
2005 [June] - Michael GrunwellReport
...This was the first of three brief visits to south Van marshes and other than some distant marsh terns there was not much to see. As with most sites if I actually got out and walked around a bit I might see some more birds but I am a nervous birder when alone with a genuine phobia of feral dogs...
2006 [September] - Steve Lister & John JenningsReport
This was Johns first birding trip to Turkey but I had covered much of the same ground with Dave Gosney way back in August 1987. Our itinerary was based on my experience then, together with what we gleaned from the many trip reports on the internet...
2007 [August] - Sander Bot - Turkey & SyriaReport
...At 6AM I woke up, the bus being 115 km from Nigde. From the bus I saw 1 Peregrine, 1 Little Owl, 1 Long-legged Buzzard, Crested Larks and Red-Backed Shrikes. In Nigde we took a mini-bus to Demirkazik. During this ride we saw some Lesser grey Shrikes, a Hoopoe and a juvenile Great Spotted Cuckoo...
2007 [October] - Geoff Hargreaves - Olu DenizReport
Olu deniz is in southwest turkey on the edge of the Taurus Mountain Range mountain range, the nearest town is Fethiye and is a small resort typical of many in the Mediterranean....
2009 [October] - Gary Oliver - Olu DenizReport
...I was essentially on a family holiday, and the birds I saw were mainly seen within a 30 minute walk of the hotel; Krupers Nuthatch and Syrian Woodpecker were only seen near the entrance to the Seklikent Gorge, during an excursion...
2010 [June] - John Clark - Southern TurkeyReport
...We decided to spend 9 days after our stay in Istanbul birding in Southern Turkey for which we hired a guide Kerem Ali Boyla (Birdwatch Turkey Tours). It turned out to be a wonderful tour, which we hadnt expected, because of the time of year and it isnt widely seen as a prime area for birding. Thanks for this largely go to Kerem, who was just about the best guide we have experienced. He knew his birds brilliantly and where to find them, was very well-organized, had a great sense of humour and was a pleasure to travel with...
2010 [June] - John Rayner - Eastern TurkeyReport
Many birding groups have visited Eastern Turkey so the area is well documented but most birders travel a conventional circular route and take at least 14 days to fit in all the main sites. We had less time available but managed to see all our targets, including many special birds on the very limits of their range, by hiring a car on a one-way drop off basis....
2010 [June] - Peter LansdownReport
...e were rewarded for an early start with two Black Francolins, two flashy White-throated Kingfishers and a Spanish Sparrow along an ordinary-looking approach road...
2010 [March] - Julian Bell - Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean - the BSPC pipeline inspectionReport
The very first morning offshore, approximately halfway between Turkey and Russia, there were grounded migrants onboard the vessel. Following a pattern that was repeated over the next several days most stuff cleared off shortly after dawn leaving largely only the dead and dying behind. Dead birds were found on deck pretty much daily during this trip. The corpses of Skylarks, Black Redstarts, Robins and others were a reminder of the risks taken by migrating passerines...
2010 [May] - Gareth JonesReport
...The weather eased by afternoon, so we went for a walk around the resort, then on to the lagoon adding White Wagtail, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Jays, Great Tit, Swallow, House Martin, Blackbird and a soaring Short Toed Eagle above the resort...
2010 [May] - Ray ThorneycroftReport
...The first bird we saw was an Eastern Bonellis Warbler, which was a good start. The surrounding area of the plantation consists of rough grazing interspersed with rocks, bushes and trees....
2012 [August] - Ian BroadbentReport PDF
This is a brief trip report of a family holiday based near Serik, between Antalya and Side on the southern coast of Turkey....
2012 [May] - Julian Bell - Natural Born BirderReport
...The job was an inshore survey of two lines crossing the Black Sea from near Samsun in Turkey over to Russia. We stayed in a hotel onshore in the city of Samsun. We worked days on small survey vessels; every day we drove from Samsun to the mouth of the Yeşilırmak river where we boarded the survey vessel and sailed east to the worksite...
2013 [June] - Martin JordanReport
In reality this was supposed to be non‐birding holiday, but as we were staying in a villa situated in a very small village called Islamlar in a valley of olive groves, vines and small fields of hay and other vegetation grazed by goats and approximately 2000 feet up a mountain above Kalkan I was in heaven...
2013 [June] - Martin Jordan - KalkanReport PDF
...In reality this was supposed to be non‐birding holiday, but as we were staying in a villa situated in a very small village called Islamlar in a valley of olive groves, vines and small fields of hay and other vegetation grazed by goats and approximately 2000 feet up a mountain above Kalkan I was in heaven....
2013 [May] - Henk HendriksReport
...So we had a very enjoyable trip and besides our targets we observed species like See- Partridge, Black Francolin, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Pallid Scops Owl, Black-winged Pratincole, Little Swift, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Lesser Short- toed Lark, Bimaculated Lark, Citrine Wagtail, Raddes Accentor, White-throated Robin, an unexpected Pied Wheatear, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Ménétriess Warbler, Graceful Prinia, Moustached Warbler, Caspian Reed Warbler, Upchers Warbler, Olive-tree Warbler, Sombre Tit, Krüpers Nuthatch, Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Dead Sea Sparrow, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Pale Rock Sparrow, Red-fronted Serin, Asian Crimson-winged Finch, Desert Finch, Black- headed Bunting and Cinereous Bunting....
2013 [May] - Mike P FrostReport
...Camardi - Nigde D805 (described by some as the best birding road in the Western Palearctic) Rock sparrow, Cettis warbler, Lesser whitethroat, Grey wagtail, Golden oriole, Ortolan bunting, Jay, Wren, Great tit, Blackbird, Rock bunting, Chiffchaff, E. BE wheatear, *Persian ground squirrel, Chough, Linnet, Goldfinch, Mistle thrush, Black redstart, Rock thrush, N wheatear, Crimson-winged finch, Souslik, Isabelline wheatear, Alpine swift, Corn bunting, Chaffinch, Horned lark, Whinchat, Bimaculated lark, BH wagtail, Magpie, Lesser grey shrike, Short-toed eagle, Kestrel, Swallow, Short- toed lark, BH bunting, White-throated robin, Whitethroat, Crested lark, Crag martin....
2013 [May] - Stefan SchlickReport
...A Lesser Spotted Eagle went across the valley. I then was very surprised to hear a Gray-headed Woodpecker calling down below. This was near the creek crossing 0.5km past the Olive-tree Warblers. The bird was calling hard, so I went down and was finally able to track it down....
Birding in TurkeyTour Operator
We do organise birdwatching, trekking, camping and hiking tour for special small groups. Transfer, accommodation and private guided tours as well.
I am the guide here, who interested in these things can contact with me. I know Aladag's very well. If you contact with me I will help in all things...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Birdwatch Turkey ToursTour Operator
BirdWatch Turkey is a small venture lead by Kerem Ali Boyla and Soner Bekir since 2008. Kerem is one of the leading ornithologists of Turkey as well as a biologist and ecologist. He has worked with BirdLife International and is the manager of national bird database and the coauthor of "The Birds of Turkey". He speaks English, German and Spanish. Soner is the top bird lister in Turkey and a professional bird photographer with 388 species in Turkey, including the first Siberian Accentor and Lapland Bunting for the country. He has recently rediscovered Brown Fish Owl. He speaks English and Greek. Together we offer long birding tours all across Turkey, including airport transport, transportation, accommodation and food. Some of the tours have fixed dates and others are planned upon your request. Moreover we offer daily tours in Istanbul region. We can also incorporate cultural and archeological guiding to sites such as Ephesus, Cappadocia and Historical Istanbul. Please visit our website and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birdwatching ToursTour Operator
God & man, nature & art all together created a place in earth that worth seeing. The capital of all empires. Blue World Travel staff will meet you at the airport, arrive at hotel, Welcome to Istanbul, get acquaintance to this big big city, check-in and just relax. Welcome cocktail & brief information about wild life of the birds and some dos & donts for entire tour will be your first activities...
Annotated list with contact details etc...
Indigo TourismTour Operator
Our firm was established in 1995 and our aim has always been to positively promote Turkish tourism abroad, whilst maintaining a high service to international tour operators who are marketing Turkey overseas. Our executives have over 20 years experience in the travel business but, continue to feel motivated, creative and attempt to provide dynamic and exciting holidays and services to each and every client. Our firm has always believed the philosophy of quality rather than quantity and our ultimate belief is that We would prefer to lose money than lose the faith of our clients. Offering tailor made tours for induvidual and groups with turkish hospitality including birdwatching itineraries etc.
Lirita ToursTour Operator
Turkey is a unique place for watching birds considering the diversity of both migratory and non-migratory bird species. There are two major reasons for this abundance. Turkey's range of different ecosystems and it's position on bird's migratory routes. Turkey has 7 geographical areas, each with it's own natural features, ecosystems, climate and wildlife. These include, arid steppe, deciduous and coniferous forests, mountains, coastal areas and more .So there are many opportunities for wild birds and other wildlife of all kinds....
Oriole BirdingTour Operator
A UK-based company specialising in bird watching tours of Norfolk and Wales, and a wide range of other UK destinations, a comprehensive programme of tours worldwide. Neil Donaghy and Ashley Saunders have over nineteen years experience between them, running their own companies Celtic Bird Tours and Oriole Adventures, before merging the two to create this new venture which offers complete bird tour packages. Value for money, genuinely small groups and great birds.
Rockjumper Birding ToursTour Operator
Turkey is a spectacular avian and cultural crossroads, boasting an ancient history, some very impressive archaeological and cultural sites, and several seldom seen species. Our tour targets include Marbled Teal, Asiatic Velvet Scoter, Caucasian Grouse, Caspian Snowcock, White-winged Snowfinch, Asiatic Crimson-winged Finch and Grey-headed Bunting.
Emre Camp HotelAccommodation
Turkey is a huge country with a colourful and diverse birdlife, culture and history that sets it apart from most other Mediterranean wildlife destinations. Turkey has more than 439 bird species, 280 species breed here. Without doubt Turkey is Europe's second biggest bird migration routes' key country. Every year thousands of flamingos, pelicans, ducks, storks, waders, geese and raptors fly over it to their wintering grounds. That makes the observation of the migration unforgetable and unique...
We offer accommodation to birders and photographers in untouched natural beauty. We are situated between Fethiye and Antalya, 1800metres above sea level on the edge of Girdev Lake. With over 30 years experience in tourism you are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome and professional staff.We offer accommodation on a full board basis with all meals being traditional Turkish home cooking unlike anything you can find in tourist restaurants or hotels. All of food is home grown in natural ways and all of our water comes from a natural spring which has been tested and has a perfect Ph balance...
Hotel Poem - Sultanahmet IstanbulAccommodation
I am very much interested to accomodate bird watchers in our hotel - says Adnan Mordeniz - Managing Partner
Sultan Palas Hotel - DalyanAccommodation
Imagine a peaceful meandering river, flowing sedately past a backdrop of mountains covered in pine-clad slopes littered with the tombs and dwelling places of people who lived in the time before Alexander the Great. Think of tall reed beds where multitudes of birds and wildlife hide from prying eyes and every bend in the river brings a new vista...
Our pension is at the junction of the road to Cukurbag ob the road from Nigde to Camardi. Buses are avaliable 25 times from Nigde each day. There are also taxis. I and My family are mountain guides and can arrange donkeys/mules and trekking equipments. My area is very nice for birdwatching trekking climbing.For example you can see in here Snowcock.
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Flamingoo, Kuş-Doğa Fotografçılarının Elektronik Buluşma Adresi olarak kurulmuştur. Bu guruba kuşları ve doğayı seven, bunlar hakkında sohbet etmek, fıkra anlatmak, karikatür göndermek isteyen, gezi anılarını ve fotograflarını diğerleriyle paylaşmayı arzu eden herkes sorgusuz sualsiz katılabilir, özgürce mesaj gönderebilir.
Gedizkuslar (the birds of Gediz Delta in Turkish)Mailing List
Mailing list for Izmir area bird watchers
Karatoygar (Black Lark in Turkish)Mailing List
Mailing list for listers and twitchers, in other words the Turkish Club 350!
The LARK is the english speaking sister of TOYGAR. The LARK aims to serve as a link between the Turkish birding community and English-speaking birders. Among the latter, there are resident foreigners in Turkey, visiting birders, those who like to speak English or, simply, anyone who likes an exchange information about BIRDING in TURKEY in ENGLISH.
Sarıasma (Golden Oriole in Turkish)Mailing List
Mailing list for Ankara area bird watchers
Toygar (lark in Turkish)Mailing List
Turkish bird watchers mailing group
TRAKUS The Birding and Bird Photography Forum of TurkeyForum
Mailing list for Ankara area bird watchers
A Birders Guide to TurkeyWebsite
Also at: http://www.stanford.edu/%7Ecagan/2007%20Winging%20It%20Turkey.pdf ...a detailed overview of best birding opportunities and avian specialties of Turkey...
Birds of Bodrum - Milas Tuzla WetlandWebsite
Bodrum on the south western coastline of Turkey, is best known as a busy holiday resort and yachting centre. Most visitors spend their time on beaches, in restaurants, bars and discos or cruising from bay to bay. They leave never realizing that just off the 30 km road between Bodrum and Milas-Bodrum airport is an area of extreme importance for at least 220 different species of resident, wintering and migrating birds...
When we consider the diversity of bird species in Turkey, both migratory and non-migratory, we can see that Turkey is a unique place for watching birds...
A site to help you find the birds you want whilst enjoying a holiday too! Some great photos too!
KusBank is an Internet-based spatial database about birds, their science and their distribution, that allows users from anywhere in the world to input and query Turkish bird data.The system provides the facility to download data into Excel and analyse them for personal requirements. A project supported by RSPB, BirdLife International and Doga dernegi...
Bird Photography from Moda [Istanbul]
Wildlife Photos and Info for the town of Denizli Nikfer
Ornithology in TurkeyWebsite
Ornithology, is becoming huge in the country of Turkey in recent years. One of the country's fastest growing activities, bird observation groups have been established in almost all of Turkey's major cities, sharing resources and registries as well as information about where to find the best birds...
Recent Bird News from TurkeyWebsite
For more than one year we (Turkish birders) have been steadily catching up, and now there are more than ten birding groups in 10 different regions of the country. I hope we will keep this going well and will be able to achieve a proper coverage of the country as soon as possible. We have regular meetings, counts and communications. I`ll be sending information about not only rare birds in my country but also interesting records according to the time or location...
Photographer - Burak Dogansoysal, IstanbulGallery
Professional wildllife photographer, regularly visit Africa...
Photographer - Mehmet Cetinkoc, IstanbulGallery
Very talented photographer capturing finest moments, expert in Bee-eaters. Stunning pictures of migrant raptors...
Photographer - Melih Ozbek, AnkaraGallery
Great photographer, expert of Lake Mogan.
Photographer - Serhan OksayGallery
A birding photograph album (from a Turkish birdman) with some excellent photographs. However, it is not only an art site but also includes a good deal of info on bird watching, bird photography techniques and bird sketching..
Photographer - Serkan MutanWildlife Photography
I'm a bird photographer in Turkey...
Photographer Ozkan Uner, IstanbulGallery
Professional photographer from Istanbul.
Photographer Suleyman Ucar, IstanbulGallery
Professional photographer from Istanbul. His site is in Turkish. Click Fotografları and then KUSLAR to ge to birds.
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