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Location Turkey, Ankara
Central coordinates 31o 55.00' East  40o 12.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 259 ha
Altitude 675 - 750m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Site description The site comprises rocky cliffs, c.100 m in height, that stretch for nearly 1 km along a narrow gorge north of Beypazarý. Orchards are found along the river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  90%
Savanna   minor
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 95%
agriculture 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kirmir Valley. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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