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Location Turkey, Gaziantep,Urfa
Central coordinates 38o 0.00' East  36o 55.80' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 10,470 ha
Altitude 385 m
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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris breeding  2-3 breeding pairs  B2  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  64-200 individuals  A1  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  150-200 breeding pairs  A1, B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  3,000-6,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Coot Fulica atra winter  26,000-45,930 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei breeding  1-3 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis breeding  3-5 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2001  31,500-48,270 individuals  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karkamış Flood Plain 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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karkamış. Downloaded from on 29/08/2014

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