TURKEY 2004

REPORT OF A BIRDING TRIP TO THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PARTS OF TURKEY
JUNE THE 26TH TO JULY THE 18TH


© 2004 Kasper P Hendriks

Long-legged Buzzard @ Turkey © Wesley Overman


PLACES VISITED
A SYSTEMATIC LIST

20: Durnalik and surroundings

SPECIES: SUB-ZERO
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida
Olivaceous Warbler Acrocephalus pallidus elaeicus
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota
Desert Finch Rhodospizza obsolete

SPECIES: HIGHLIGHTS
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
Sombre Tit Parus lugubris anatoliae

SPECIES: REMAINING
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

To obtain information about the numbers and exact places we observed these species, please download the complete trip report in pdf-format from the QUICK LINKS! on the right.

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.






To find out more about the other places visited during our trip, just click one of the numbers below or one of the links on the right!

Route travelled through Turkey in 2004 Alanya surroundings Mediterranean coast road Göksu Delta Tarsus Delta Aladag Mountains: Demirkazik Between Sivas and Erzurum Gelinkaya, Sivri Kaya, Ovit Dagi Gecidi and surroundings Between Savsat and Ardahan Hills east and valley south of Ardahan Aktas Gölü and surroundings Between Igdir and Dogubayazit Isak Pasa Palace and surroundings Between Dogubayazit and Van Lake area Van Lake area, including Erçek Gölü and Van Hills Bulanik Area Nemrut Dagi near Tatvan Nemrud Dagi and surroundings, between Siverek and Adiyaman Birecik and surroundings Durnalik and surroundings Cyprus: Bellepais Monastery and surroundings Konya-Karaman-Eregli triangle Kulu Gölü Akseki and surroundings Click on one of the places visited!


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GENERAL

ITINERARY

PLACES VISITED
1:Alanya surroundings
2:Mediterranean coast road
3:Göksu Delta
4:Tarsus Delta
5:Aladag Mountains
6:Between Sivas and Erzurum
7:Sivri Kaya and surroundings
8:Between Savsat and Ardahan
9:Ardahan surroundings
10:Aktas Gölü
11:"Small Mast Lake"
12:Between Igdir and Dogubayazit
13:Isak Pasa Palace
14:Between Dogubayazit and Van Lake area
15:Van Lake area
16:Bulanik Area
17:Nemrut Dagi near Tatvan
18:Nemrud Dagi and surroundings
19:Birecik and surroundings
20:Durnalik and surroundings
21:Cyprus
22:Konya-Karaman-Eregli triangle
23:Kulu Gölü
24:Akseki and surroundings


BIRDS OBSERVED



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