email a friend
printable version
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 
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus resident  580-810 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  47,000-80,000 individuals  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium very unfavourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe 26800 6536 - 25 very unfavourable

Unknown  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 

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%

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Karakaya Reservoir. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife