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Lifer on the Lake

Lifer on the lake Brief report on sightings and trips from two visits to Dalyan in February and early April 2014. February Winter flights to Dalaman before April from Manchester were unavailable so this meant flying into Antalya and driving … Continue reading

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South West Turkey, 10th – 24th May 2013.

South West Turkey, 10th – 24th May 2013.   Based at Dalyan.   Alan Gilbertson. After many visits to the west end of the Mediterranean in spring and autumn over the years, this year it was time to take a … Continue reading

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Up to the hills and down to the Valley

  Up to the Hills and down to the valley. 9.8.13 A day trip via hire car taking in Çövenli Yalasi and Gökçeova Gül above Yayla Köyu both in the hills behind Köycegiz and returning to Dalyan to go to … Continue reading

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Sightings July

List of Birds seen on holiday based in Dalyan, SW Turkey 16th – 30 July, 2013 Little Grebe Common DL, LK, BG Dalmatian Pelican 30+ BG Gt Cormorant Common LK, BG Pygmy Cormorant Several BG (1 prob at LK) Lt … Continue reading

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June Update from Dalyan

Sites visited in June Rocky Outcrop at Eskikoy Kocadere Valley from Alan Fenn’s book: http://www.okcular.net/index.html Dalyan River and Köycegiz Lake Iztuzu Road and Dolmus End of Beach Çovenli Yalası Çovenli Yalası is a small plateau in the mountains behind Köycegiz … Continue reading

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Diary of a non-birding week in Dalyan

Diary of a non-birding week in Dalyan. Birds noted in order of sightings. Day One: Arrive at house at 11:30 pm. No Birds seen, Little Owl and Scops Owl heard…later and annoyingly all three of the local Roosters giving it … Continue reading

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Dalyan & (day trip to Lake Girdev) 4th – 18th August

Holiday Birding at its best…. Stayed in a Villa off Iztuzu Road on Sokak 145 (approx. 20 min walk to Dalyan centre from Iztuzu Road.) This was a family holiday where I had just planned to do some localized birding, … Continue reading

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Akyaka koy

September 2012 The usual sites with a trip to Akyaka and the Bay of Gokova Paul Hopes book ‘ Walking and birdwatching in Southwest Turkey’ describes the area of Akyaka and the bay of Gokova as a large area of … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and Shady Walks

Mad Dogs and Shady Walks July and August are not the best months for birdwatching in Dalyan, it’s hot and doing the most simplest of tasks is draining, lumping a scope about or walking/cycling distances is only for the hardy … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects…Except

The Usual Suspects…Except!   Weather hit visit between 11th and 18th of May 2012   Didn’t manage much birding during this week, partly due to some works commitments and partly due to the weather that consisted of some heavy persistent … Continue reading

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