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Location Turkey, Burdur
Central coordinates 29o 46.00' East  37o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 1,930 ha
Altitude 1,050 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)



Site description A small salt-lake of tectonic origin bordered by mountains to the north and agricultural lands to the south, east and west. It is fed by a number of small streams; reedbeds (Phragmites) have developed at the inflows. During the last decade the lake has been almost permanently dry, with a maximum of 5% flooded at the deepest points during March 1994.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea winter  1999  2,900 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca winter  1986  20,200 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  1974  85-930 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  27,695-45,900 individuals  A4iii   

Protected areas

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

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water  100%

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: Çorak Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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