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Location Turkey, Isparta
Central coordinates 30o 51.00' East  38o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 62,600 ha
Altitude 918 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description A large, nutrient-poor stream- and spring-fed lake of tectonic origin (max. depth 13 m); the northern part is shallower than the southern part. The northern and eastern shores support fringing reedbeds (Phragmites) and are bordered by arable land; elsewhere hills and mountains surround the lake. Lake water is used for irrigation and to provide drinking water for nearby towns.

Key Biodiversity The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina winter  785-1,503 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  12,290-40,740 individuals  A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula unknown  1994  6,500-12,665 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1990  81 individuals  A1  Least Concern 
Common Coot Fulica atra winter  1996  60,000-180,410 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  107,199-234,784 individuals  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2015 high favourable medium
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Eğirdir Lake Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management 100%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%

Protection status National High International None47,250 ha of IBA covered by Drinking Water Reservoir (Eðirdir Gölü, 47,250 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Eğirdir Lake. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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