A SYSTEMATIC LIST
20: Durnalik and surroundings
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida
Olivaceous Warbler Acrocephalus pallidus elaeicus
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota
Desert Finch Rhodospizza obsolete
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
Sombre Tit Parus lugubris anatoliae
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
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NOTES ON THE AREA
Durnalik, famous for being the best place in Turkey to see Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna and Cinereous Bunting Emberizza cineracea, was visited by us on just one single hot afternoon. Our target species here was actually Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberizza caesia, for we had somehow missed this bird at a more reliable site: Aladag Mountains at Demirkazik. Probably because of the weather, the time of the day and our short visit, we found none of these. Some other nice birds were found, though. We advise everyone to visit this area during an early morning.
Places referred to above are taken from Gosney's Finding Birds in Turkey Ankara to Birecik.
NOTES ON ACCOMODATION
We only visited during a day of travel and therefore have no experience with this.
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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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