Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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29o 30.00' East 39o 58.00' North
1,250 - 2,543m
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description Situated south of Bursa, this is the highest mountain in western Anatolia. Pinus predominates at lower altitudes; Abies/Fagus forest occurs between 1,500 and 2,000 m; alpine scrub and pasture prevail at higher altitudes. Limestone fields occupy the summit areas; dry montane cliff communities occur to the north of the summit ridge. Several small alpine lakes are found below these cliffs. The area is popular for winter sports.
Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding raptors. Sitta krueperi and Serinus pusillus are at the western limits of their range on Uludað; this is one of the few known Turkish sites for Aegolius funereus.