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Location Turkey, Çanakkale,Edirne
Central coordinates 26o 50.00' East  40o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 41,680 ha
Altitude 0 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Doga Dernegi (Partner Designate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus winter  1986  25 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1986  180 individuals  poor  A1, B2  Endangered 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1989  75-100 breeding pairs  poor  B1i, B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2005 very high favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 1 1 adults only 100 favourable
Larus michahellis 44 44 adults only 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  Unknown  Unknown  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Saroz Bay Specially Protected Area 0 is identical to site 0  
Saroz Korfezi Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   48%
Wetlands (inland)   5%
Grassland   47%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saros Bay. Downloaded from on 14/10/2015

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