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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 

IBA Monitoring

2012 low not assessed low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

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  


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 on 27/12/2014

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