|Central coordinates||27o 35.00' East 37o 11.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i|
|Altitude||0 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The delta of the Hamzabey and the Sarýçay streams, where they meet the Aegean Sea. The site consists of a 200-ha lagoon, two smaller lakes, reedbeds (Phragmites), Salicornia flats and Tamarix scrub. The lagoon is becoming less saline as a result of freshwater input. Agriculture now occupies most of the delta, and there is a basic fish-trap at the river mouth.
Key Biodiversity The site has lost most of its ornithological importance due to wetland drainage.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus||winter||-||35-441 individuals||-||A1, B1i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Mugla - Sirtlan Dagi TKA||Nature Protect Area||760||protected area contained by site||760|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||30%|
|Coastline||Lagoons; Salt marshes||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Güllük Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2015
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