Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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29o 56.00' East 38o 14.00' North
A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Year of IBA assessment
Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)
Site description Situated at the head of the Büyük Menderes river south of Akdað (IBA 019), this freshwater lake (max. depth 7 m) is fed by streams and springs. The lake stores irrigation water for the surrounding agricultural plains, and high water-levels mean that marsh vegetation is only present where the Kufi channel deposits silt into the lake. The IBA includes Gökgöl marshes (including a max. 300 ha lake) 3 km east of Iþýklý Gölü.
Key Biodiversity This site is important for breeding waterbirds and large numbers of wintering wildfowl. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (seen throughout the year).