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Location Turkey, Istanbul,Kirklareli
Central coordinates 28o 21.00' East  41o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 132,100 ha
Altitude 0 - 417m
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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1995  90 individuals  poor  A1, B2  Endangered 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2000  20 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  2000  32 individuals  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  2002  224 individuals  A1  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  2000  45 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Istanbul Catalca Cilingoz YHGS Wildlife Development Area 35,829 is identical to site 0  
Kırklareli Kasatura Basin Nature Protect Area 0 is identical to site 0  
Terkos Lake Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Terkos Basin. Downloaded from on 01/02/2015

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