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Göksu Delta, Turkey (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Göksu Delta, Turkey

Map of Göksu Delta, Turkey

Spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus erythropthalmos) Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) Northern House-Martin (Delichon urbica) Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) Male Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)

The outflow of the G¨o;ksu River in Southern Turkey, this is one of the better places in Turkey to see migrating waterfowl and sea turtles.



3/25/2006: Rode a bike into the reserve, and I spent much of the day in one of the blinds. The birds in Turkey are very skittish.

Previous Visit (Sultan's Marsh Bird Paradise: 3/23/2006)
Next Visit (Anamurium: 3/27/2006)

Species Recorded (23)

Birds ( 23 )

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier - Circus aeruginosus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Lesser Spotted Eagle - Clanga pomarina

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Spur-winged Lapwing - Vanellus spinosus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa
Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis
Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Common Swift - Apus apus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Western House-Martin - Delichon urbicum
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
White-spectacled Bulbul - Pycnonotus xanthopygos

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Sardinian Warbler - Curruca melanocephala

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Pied Wheatear - Oenanthe pleschanka

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Spanish Sparrow - Passer hispaniolensis




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