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Location Turkey, Burdur
Central coordinates 29o 58.00' East  37o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 2,621 ha
Altitude 915 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)



Site description A shallow, spring-fed saline lake separated from Burdur lake (site 030) by a range of hills. The water-level fluctuates greatly and in summer the lake almost entirely dries up, leaving extensive saltmarshes and mudflats. To the north and west the lake is bordered by farmland, otherwise the shores are rocky and steep in places. Small vegetated areas occur around freshwater inputs.

Key Biodiversity This site is important for wintering wildfowl.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea winter  1996  206-1,736 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  5-46 individuals  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yarisli Lake UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  60%
Other   40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yarışlı Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014

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