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Location Turkey, Balikesir
Central coordinates 26o 39.00' East  39o 20.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B3
Area 25,810 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
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
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis resident  1997  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Larus michahellis breeding  1997  4,200 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ayvalık Coast Ecosystem Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 25,810 protected area contained by site 25,810  
Ayvalık Islands Nature Park 19,624 protected area contained by site 19,624  
Sarımsaklı Nature Park 2 protected area contained by site 2  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   50%
Sea   -
Shrubland   -
Coastline   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ayvalık. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014

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