|Central coordinates||32o 55.00' East 39o 39.00' North|
|Altitude||1,200 - 1,521m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description A small remnant of forest situated on the northern side of Kuyrukçu mountain, 30 km south of Ankara. The higher areas are cut by steep valleys and dry riverbeds. Pinus and Quercus cover 1,248 ha, the remainder is more open with low vegetation. The entire forest is fenced off to prevent grazing, and a small section is used for recreational purposes. No forestry activities are carried out although some reforestation has taken place on the south-western slopes.
Key Biodiversity The area is important for breeding raptors.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||breeding||-||2 breeding pairs||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Beynam Ormani||Protected Forest||2,100||protected area contained by site||2,100|
|Beynam Ormani||SIT (Law on Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets No. 2863)||0||protected area contains site||2,100|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National High International None2,100 ha of IBA covered by Preservation Forest (Beynam Ormaný, 2,100 ha). 2,100 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Beynam Ormaný, 2,100 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beynam Forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/01/2015
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