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Location Turkey, Kayseri
Central coordinates 35o 20.00' East  38o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 9,590 ha
Altitude 1,073 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea passage  2002  300 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  2003  220 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2011 very high unfavourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 770 510 - 67 unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hurmetci Sazligi UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hörmetçi Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/09/2015

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