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Location Turkey, Icel
Central coordinates 33o 23.00' East  36o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 2,102 ha
Altitude 0 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description Two small islands near Aydýncýk on the Mediterranean coast. The larger is up to 30 m high and has steep barren cliffs on the eastern and western sides, whilst the northern and southern sides are gently sloping and vegetated. The smaller island is up to 5 m high and is fully vegetated.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii breeding  20-30 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
İncekum Nature Park 27 protected area contained by site 27  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
not utilised 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aydıncık and Ovacık Coast. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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