In 2012 we had our first birding tour to this fascinating country. We all loved this experience, not only because of the birds, but also because of the many pleasant and interesting aspects of this country. Beautiful scenery, superb food and lovely people. In this new 'recce' trip we will visit the south of Turkey, travelling from the southeastern part of the country in a westerly direction. We have chosen this area because of the high density of different habitats caused by the influence of oriental and African elements. The Hakkari-Van plateaus, where we start this tour, exhibits the influence of Asiatic flora and fauna. Here we can find birds such as the Red-wattled Lapwing, Mongolian Finch and Grey necked Bunting, also the Cream-coloured Courser and Little Swift. With this extremely high diversity of habitats, Turkey is considered by many to be the best country for birds and birding in Europe..
Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required. Our tour starts at Van, a city in the southeast of Turkey, surrounded by beautiful Lakes and mountains. From there we travel westwards for a couple of days visiting a good variety of habitats. We will pass Birecik where we hope to see the Bald Ibis, then moving on to Gaziantep. From Adana we will visit the Cukurova Delta with its many lagoons and finally we will spend time at the Goksu Delta, which is a complex of habitats, with long sand dunes, a freshwater lake, brackish lagoons and agricultural fields of a Subtropical nature. The whole tour promises to give us a real variety of habitats and birds. We hope you can join us!
Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require!