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Wetlands (Bird Watching Tour)

Tour Description
Itinerary
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Istanbul is a unique spot for birdwatchers all around the globe. Istanbul being the only city located on two continents (Europe and Asia) is divided by Bosphorus strait which connects the Aegean and Mediterranean seas to the Black Sea. For bird watchers it is a very important location to watch the migration of many species including raptors for 5 months a year. There are some wetlands and one forest which host many resident birds and provide shelter during migration

Highlights

  • Lake Terkos
  • Lake Buyukcekmece

Included

  • A/C minivan / minibus
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle water in minibus

Excluded

  • Guiding
  • Lunch
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Tip for the guide and English speaking guide

Please Note

Pack a pair of binoculars, camera, jacket, hat and comfortable walking shoes,

Hotel Pickup

Departure time: 06:30 a.m

Itinerary

Terkos and Büyükçekmece Lakes are the most important birding areas in Istanbul, not only for waterfowl but also for herons, raptors and warblers. These are unique locations where you are totally isolated from the crowded megacity.
Best period: Spring – Autumn – Winter
Species: Little and Great White Egret, Purple, Grey and Squacco Herons, Pygmy Cormorants, Mediterranean, Little, Yellow-legged and Slender-billed gulls, waders, roller, bee-eater, hoopoe,
Number of species: 60-120

Istanbul is a unique spot for birdwatchers all around the globe. Istanbul being the only city located on two continents (Europe and Asia) is divided by Bosporus strait which connects the Aegean and Mediterranean seas to the Black Sea. For bird watchers it is a very important location to watch the migration of many species including raptors for 5 months a year.



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