|Central coordinates||32o 46.00' East 39o 43.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iii, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information Important site for breeding waterbirds, with large numbers of wildfowl occurring in late autumn and early spring (the lake freezes in winter).
Site description A nutrient-rich, stream-fed freshwater lake (max. 759 ha, max. depth 2.5 m) 20 km south of Ankara. Reedbeds (Phragmites) fringe much of the lake shore, with marshland and wet meadows to the south. The town of Gölbaþý is situated on the north-east shore. Numerous holiday homes have been constructed overlooking the lake, which is also popular for rowing, sailing and angling.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina||winter||1993||673 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||passage||-||74-200 individuals||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||breeding||-||3-4 breeding pairs||-||A1, B2||Endangered|
|Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides||breeding||-||40 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni||passage||-||300 individuals||-||A1, B1iii||Least Concern|
|Common Coot Fulica atra||passage||1994||25,000-70,100 individuals||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Common Crane Grus grus||winter||2001||12 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||passage||-||20,183-78,590 individuals||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||90%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Formerly the lake size varied between 500 and 1,020 haas part of the Ankara flood-protection scheme a regulator was built, allowing a constant water-level to be maintained. The growth of Gölbaþý has resulted in increased disturbance and the release of industrial and untreated urban waste to the lake. Sewage-treatment plants and interceptors are now under construction.
Protection status National None International High1,500 ha of IBA covered by Mediterranean Specially Protected Area (Mogan Gölü, 24,500 ha).
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