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Turkey: 3/20/2006 - 4/1/2006 (Center on Map)

Turkey

Solar eclipse - March 29, 2006 Side, Turkey, showing corona



Cappadocia Uchisar, The Swiss Cheese City Cappadocia Fairy Chimney Cappadocia Early Christian Fresco Cappadocia Rock That Looks Like a Head Cappadocia Ilhara Town - Hasan Dagi Mountain in Background Cappadocia Ilhara Valley
Cappadocia Ilhara Valley Pigeon Houses Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Selime Village Star Wars Movie Scene Cappadocia, Selime Village Star Wars Movie Scene Cappadocia, Selime Village Ancient Monastery Cappadocia, Silk Road Caravan Stop (Caravanseri) Cappadocia, Reed Farm
Anamurium, Phoenician/Roman Ruins Anamurium, Roman Theater Total Solar Eclipse - Solar disk prior to first contact Total Solar Eclipse - first contact 10 minutes later Total Solar Eclipse - 20 minutes later
30 minutes later Total Solar Eclipse - still later moon keeps chugging along and along... Total Solar Eclipse - and so on, check out the sunspots keep clicking, the good part is coming up
Total Solar Eclipse - just a bit longer Total Solar Eclipse - almost 2nd contact, just a sliver of the sun remains Total Solar Eclipse - good view of prominences Total Solar Eclipse, prominences and corona visible Total Solar Eclipse - The Diamond ring and prominences
Total Solar Eclipse - just after 3rd contact Total Solar Eclipse - Sun is coming back Total Solar Eclipse -
Total Solar Eclipse - Total Solar Eclipse - moments before 4th contact
after 4th contact Solar eclipse - March 29, 2006 Side, Turkey, showing corona Side, Turkey, Before the solar eclipse Side, Turkey, Before the solar eclipse Side, Turkey, Before the solar eclipse Antalya Harbor, lower Dueden Falls
Termessos, Rock Tombs Termessos, Rock Tombs Termessos, Rock Tombs Termessos, Stadium Olympos Mountains, Beach
Bey Olympos Dagi
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Male Spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus erythropthalmos) Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia crassirostris) Cappadocia, Shepherd Agama (Laudakia stellio) Danfords Lizard (Anatololacerta   danfordi)
Eurasian Tortoise (Testudo graeca) White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon) Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Bearded Parrotbill (Panurus biarmicus) Female Bearded Parrotbill (Panurus biarmicus) Male Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) Western Rock-Nuthatch (Sitta neumayer) European Souslik (Spermophilus citellus) Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina) Female Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina) Male Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica) Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

A two week trip to Cappadoccia and Turkish Rivera featuring a total solar eclipse in Side on March 29, 2006.

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Species Recorded (109)

Birds ( 102 )

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Common Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus collybita
Wood Warbler - Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
White Stork - Ciconia ciconia

Flamingos ( Phoenicopteridae )
Greater Flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera
Eurasian Wigeon - Anas penelope
Garganey - Anas querquedula
Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus
Red-crested Pochard - Netta rufina
Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus
Long-legged Buzzard - Buteo rufinus
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier - Circus aeruginosus
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus
Lesser Spotted Eagle - Clanga pomarina

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni
Eurasian Hobby - Falco subbuteo
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

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

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Common Crane - Grus grus

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

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa
Jack Snipe - Lymnocryptes minimus
Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus
Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis
Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Slender-billed Gull - Chroicocephalus genei
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Little Owl - Athene noctua
European Scops-Owl - Otus scops

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Common Swift - Apus apus
Alpine Swift - Apus melba

Hoopoes ( Upupidae )
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Syrian Woodpecker - Dendrocopos syriacus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Eurasian Skylark - Alauda arvensis
Lesser Short-toed Lark - Alaudala rufescens
Crested Lark - Galerida cristata
Calandra Lark - Melanocorypha calandra

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

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
White-spectacled Bulbul - Pycnonotus xanthopygos

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Carrion Crow - Corvus corone
Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian Magpie - Pica pica

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Great Tit - Parus major
Coal Tit - Periparus ater
Sombre Tit - Poecile lugubris

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Eurasian Nuthatch - Sitta europaea
Krueper's Nuthatch - Sitta krueperi
Rock-Nuthatch - Sitta neumayer

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Moustached Warbler - Acrocephalus melanopogon
Bearded Reedling - Panurus biarmicus
Greater Whitethroat - Sylvia communis
Eastern Orphean Warbler - Sylvia crassirostris
Lesser Whitethroat - Sylvia curruca
Sardinian Warbler - Sylvia melanocephala
Rüppell's Warbler - Sylvia ruppeli

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Black-eared Wheatear - Oenanthe hispanica
Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina
Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe
Pied Wheatear - Oenanthe pleschanka

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
European Robin - Erithacus rubecula
Common Nightingale - Luscinia megarhynchos
Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Water Pipit - Anthus spinoletta
Tree Pipit - Anthus trivialis
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Woodchat Shrike - Lanius senator

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Cretzschmar's Bunting - Emberiza caesia
Corn Bunting - Emberiza calandra
Rock Bunting - Emberiza cia
Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Eurasian Linnet - Carduelis cannabina
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
European Greenfinch - Chloris chloris
Common Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs
European Serin - Serinus serinus
Eurasian Siskin - Spinus spinus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow - Passer hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
Rock Petronia - Petronia petronia

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