Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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32o 46.00' East 39o 43.00' North
A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iii, B2
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
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.
Key Biodiversity Important site for breeding waterbirds, with large numbers of wildfowl occurring in late autumn and early spring (the lake freezes in winter).