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Location Turkey, Van
Central coordinates 43o 43.00' East  38o 56.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 9,266 ha
Altitude 1,650 - 1,705m
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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris breeding  1-2 breeding pairs  B2  Vulnerable 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  14-20 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Endangered 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus non-breeding  300-2,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1993  4-6 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus non-breeding  1984  2,000-3,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium not assessed not assessed
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 20 20 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bendimahi Delta. Downloaded from on 28/11/2015

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