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Location Turkey, Bitlis,Van
Central coordinates 42o 55.00' East  38o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 33,980 ha
Altitude 1,650 - 3,001m
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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  10-12 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  30-50 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
South Shore of Lake Van Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Shore of Lake Van. Downloaded from on 20/04/2015

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