|Central coordinates||44o 4.00' East 39o 38.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The IBA comprises two lakes separated by an extensive marsh with reedbeds (Phragmites) and wet meadows, situated at the foot of Büyük Aðrý mountain (Mount Ararat). Saz or Kurtkapan lake is fed mainly by surface run-off whilst Gölyüzü or ªeyhli lake is fed by Balýk lake (site 091). The lakes are covered mainly by reed, with large parts drying up in summer. The plains surrounding the wetland are grazed, and reed-cutting takes place (`Other' land-use).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Crane Grus grus||breeding||1997||2-4 breeding pairs||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||30%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||70%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Doğubayazıt Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2013
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