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Location Turkey, Adana,Icel
Central coordinates 35o 8.00' East  36o 39.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 40,970 ha
Altitude
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
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna winter  1992  854 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope winter  5,921-13,900 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca winter  12,600-13,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris breeding  35-55 breeding pairs  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Vulnerable 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  12,140-16,801 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  230-978 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus winter  1,000-18,930 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990  45 individuals  A1  Least Concern 
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Common Coot Fulica atra winter  28,100-46,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  292-670 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  50 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta passage  430-1,589 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1997  1,210-1,690 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, B2  Not Recognised 
Charadrius alexandrinus passage  1990  3,918 individuals  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus breeding  1997  50-80 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Little Stint Calidris minuta passage  1990  5,165 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1997  130-210 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1997  330-490 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Halcyon smyrnensis breeding  3-10 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  40,000-108,500 individuals  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Adana Tuzla Lagunu YHGS Wildlife Development Area 3,974 protected area contained by site 3,974  
Akyatan Golu Game Reserve 7,500 protected area contained by site 7,500  
Akyatan Lagoon Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 14,700 protected area contained by site 14,700  

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