Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Hafik Zara Hills
37o 23.00' East 39o 49.00' North
A1, B1i, B2
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description A slightly brackish lake (326 ha, average depth 4 m) situated in the upper Kýzýlýrmak basin, fed by springs and the Acýsu stream. Reed Phragmites fringes the lake and there is one small island in the east. The surrounds consist of arable/fallow land and pasture, except in the west where extensive wet grasslands are grazed by cattle.
Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding and passage waterbirds. Other species of note include breeding Motacilla citreola.