Turkey - Bird Watching at Göksu River

Turkey - Bird Watching at Göksu River

Turkey is one of the richest countries in wetlands among the countries in Europe and the Middle East. These wetlands have great importance especially for wildlife as well as for local economy.

Turkey is located on the migration path among Europe, Asia and Africa. Spectacular Göksu Delta and surrender areas the wetland that holds more than 334 bird species most of these are migratory birds, take up temporary stay, while some take permanent shelter here. 
In 1994 the Göksu Delta was designated as one of the first five Ramsar Areas in accordance with that International Convention on the Protection of Wetlands of International Importance as Waterfowl Habitat. The delta is 15,000 ha floodplain, where the Göksu River enters the Mediterranean. With it's lakes and sand dunes, its profusion of birds and rare plants, and its sea turtles Loggerhead Caretta and Green Chelonia Mydas. The Göksu Delta's exceptional biological diversity makes it one of our natural wonderlands. 

Wetlands are the number one ecosystems, which makes a substantial contribution to the bird life.According to international criteria, there are nineteen first class wetland in Turkey. Apart from its wetlands species, neighbouring Mediterranean habitats and Toros mountains holds significant number of bird species such as Peregrine Falcon, Great-spotted Eagle, Red Kite, Griffon Vulture and many species of songbirds. The South Eastern Turkey offers some of the finest bird watching to be had anywhere Europe and the Middle East, and yet remains surprisingly undiscovered amongst birdwatchers.

Welcome to Guided Bird Watching

It has all the ingredients: excellent wetlands, including that most productive of all habitats, a river delta; some fine arid habitats with scrub and semi-desert with several species at the extreme western edge of their range; and finally some wonderful snow-covered peaks, rising to 3910m at the summit. All these habitats are within a few hours drive of each other in the south, making this the best area of this huge country to visit for a relatively short stay. 

Guided Bird Watching is the link between the travelling birder and birding guides all around the world. Our aim is to index all amateur birding guides, birding companies, field trips and bird walks.

Bird Watching trips are exciting but some times it is hard to find the hotspots because you are not familiar with the area. 

It is highly recommend to invest time and money in a bird watching guide for some part of your trip. 

Local birding guides will provide you an exciting trip. They will be happy to show you their area. Without the guidance of a local bird guide you will never be able to see the number of species than with a birding guide who knows the area. 

To find a reliable and competent birding guide please visit our website and use the menu on the left and right side to navigate to your travel destination. 

Top countries are quick links to countries with very good birding. Birdwatching Turkey

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