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Location Turkey
Central coordinates 38o 40.00' East  38o 26.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 9,148 ha
Altitude 675 - 692m
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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca winter  1997  60-100 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Coot Fulica atra winter  1997  40,000-50,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Larus michahellis resident  580-810 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  47,000-80,000 individuals  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karakaya Baraji UOSA Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 0 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   72%
Other   28%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karakaya Reservoir. Downloaded from on 27/03/2015

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