A SYSTEMATIC LIST
17: Nemrut Dagi near Tatvan
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus
Pale Rockfinch Carpospiza brachydactyla
Black-headed Bunting Emberizza melanocephala
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris penicillata
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura armenica
Sombre Tit Parus lugubris anatoliae
Rock Bunting Emberizza cia
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Common Blackbird Turdus merula
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis icterops
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NOTES ON THE AREA
The area, being an inactive volcano crater, is well described by Dave Gosney in Finding Birds in Eastern Turkey. Our visit to this area was not quite a success, which was partly our own mistake. We arrived in the afternoon (heat) and a heavy wind blew in the crater. Because of the afternoon, almost all birds were quiet, while the heat made it impossible to view the large crater lake present. So, to have a decent birding experience here, try to visit in the morning!
It is noteworthy that roads up and through the crater are very well drivable, contradictory to Gosney. It looked like they had been renewed recently.
NOTES ON ACCOMODATION
Nearby city of Tatvan should have hotels. A campsite is present near the lake within the crater, but might be private.
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2:Mediterranean coast road
6:Between Sivas and Erzurum
7:Sivri Kaya and surroundings
8:Between Savsat and Ardahan
11:"Small Mast Lake"
12:Between Igdir and Dogubayazit
13:Isak Pasa Palace
14:Between Dogubayazit and Van Lake area
15:Van Lake area
17:Nemrut Dagi near Tatvan
18:Nemrud Dagi and surroundings
19:Birecik and surroundings
20:Durnalik and surroundings
24:Akseki and surroundings
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