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Sakarya Basin

Çavuşçu Lake

City: Konya

Provinces: Ilgın

Surface Area : 1200

Altitude : 1026 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: The population of Whiskered tern, Bıyıklı sumru (100 pairs) and huge number of wintering water birds (max. 32.586), including Red-crested pochard Macar ördeği (max.1000).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake

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Altıntaş Plains

City: Kütahya

Provinces: Altıntaş, Aslanapa, Kütahya Merkez

Surface Area : 19200

Altitude : 970 - 1698 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: It is thought that there are approximately 20 breeding pairs of great bustard toy in the area. Reproduction is observed every year.

Main Characteristics: plateau, agricultural area

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Türkmenbaba Mountain

City: Kütahya, Eskişehir

Provinces: Eskişehir Merkez, Kütahya Merkez, Seyitgazi

Surface Area : 17500

Altitude : 1200 - 1826 m

Protection: partially

Bird Species: The biggest population of black vulture Kara akbaba (10 pairs) known in Turkey lives in the region. At the same time there are important breeding numbers of black stork kara leylek (5 pairs), lammergeıer sakallı akbaba (1 pair) and booted eagle küçük kartal (5 pairs).

Main Characteristics: forest, mountain

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Aliken

City: Eskişehir

Provinces: Pairseler, Sivrihisar

Surface Area : 11500

Altitude : 875 - 909 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It is estimated that there are approximately 20 breeding pairs of great bustard toy in the area., the maximum number of individuals recorded is 45.

Main Characteristics: plateau, agricultural area

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Balıkdamı

City: Eskişehir

Provinces: Sivrihisar

Surface Area : 1470

Altitude: 799 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species:
It is important for the populations of Montagu’s Harrier çayır delicesi (15 pairs) and Lesser Kestrel küçük kerkenez (10 pairs in Ahiler) as well as migrant storks (max.17.915). The region has importance during migration for water birds, including ruddy shelduck angıt (max. 302).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, swamp

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Uyuz Lake

City: Konya

Surface Area: 15

Altitude : 1185 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: ruddy duck dikkuyruk (10 pairs) population.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake

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Çöl Lake

City: Ankara

Provinces: Bala, Haymana

Surface Area : 4700

Altitude : 1045 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Greater sand plover Büyük cılıbıt breed in the area. A large numbers of water birds winter in the lake (max. 76.154), including white-fronted goose sakarca (max. 14.000), ruddy shelduck angıt (max. 6847) and teal çamurcun (max. 10.486) (data before 1989.) Flamingo (max. 5500), ruddy duck dikkuyruk (max.27) and black-winged stilt uzunbacak (max. 1000) can generally seen in the lake during the period after breeding. There are mallard yeşilbaş, black-winged stilt uzunbacak, avocet kılıçgaga, kentısh plover akça cılıbıt and lapwing kızkuşu among other birds breeding within the region.

Main Characteristics: salty lake, swamp

Mogan Lake

City: Ankara

Provinces:
Gölbaşı

Surface Area : 1500

Altitude: 973 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: Important breedıng populations of squacco heron alaca balıkçıl (30 pairs), Red-crested pochard Macar Ördeği (50 pairs), Ferruginous duck pasbaş patka (10 pairs) and ruddy duck dikkuyruk (2 pairs). At the end of autumn and before spring you may observe a large numbers of water birds (max. 78.590), including Red-crested pochard Macar ördeği (max. 673), Ferruginous duck pasbaş patka (max.200) and coot sakarmeke (max. 70.100).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, swamp

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Kızılcahamam Forests

City:
Ankara

Provinces: Çamlıdere, Kızılcahamam

Surface Area : 9500

Altitude : 900 - 1849 m

Protection: partially

Bird Species: Important breedıng populations of black stork kara leylek (5 pairs), lammergeıer sakallı akbaba (2 pairs), egyptian vulture küçük akbaba (15 pairs), griffon vulture kızıl akbaba (2 pairs), black vulture kara akbaba (most of them are areproducing within National Park, 6 pairs) and booted eagle küçük kartal (3 pairs). To the south of Kızılcahamam, huge numbers of vultures and storks can be seen around a slaughterhouse on the banks of Kırmır Stream.

Main Characteristics: forest, mountain

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Kavaklı Mountain

City: Ankara, Bolu

Provinces: Güdül, Dörtdivan

Surface Area : 8100

Altitude : 1000 -1983 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: Important black vulture population - kara akbaba (5 pairs).

Main Characteristics: mountain, forest

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İnözü Valley

City: Ankara

Provinces: Beypazarı

Surface Area: 50

Altitude : 675 - 750 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Important populations of black stork kara leylek (5 pairs) and Lanner falcon bıyıklı doğan (1 pair).

Main Characteristics: rocky mountains, valley

Sarıyar Dam

City: Ankara, Eskişehir

Provinces: Beypazarı, Nallıhan, Mihalıççık

Surface Area : 8400

Altitude: 475 m

Protection: partially

Bird Species: Among the important species breeding within the region, night heron, gece balıkçılı (120 pairs), which nests on the rocky mountains to the south as well as black stork kara leylek (20 pairs), which nest in rocky mountains, egyptian vulture küçük akbaba (10 pairs) and Lanner falcon bıyıklı doğan (1 pairs). "Nallıhan Kuşcenneti" is an important sheltering point during migration for numerous stork leylek (max. 11.300) and ruddy shelduck angıt (max. 2400).

Main Characteristics: dam lake, rocky mountains

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Hamam Mountain

City: Eskişehir

Provinces: Mihalıççık

Surface Area : 14000

Altitude : 900 - 1574 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Important for black vulture kara akbaba (5 pairs) and booted eagle küçük kartal (1 pair).

Main Characteristics: forest, mountain

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Sapanca Lake

City: Sakarya, Kocaeli

Provinces: Sapanca, Adapazarı, İzmit

Surface Area : 4700

Altitude: 31 m

Protection: Yes

Bird Species: Water-birds (max.48.267), including red-crested pochard Macar ördeği (max.1002), pochard elmabaş patka (max. 10.400) and coot sakarmeke (max. 30.700).

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake

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