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 Bittern 1 BG
Night Heron 4 LK
Cattle Egret 2 Gokbel, Dalyan
Squacco Heron 1 LK
Lt Egret Common All Coastal Sites
Great Egret 1 Dalyan River Delta
Grey Heron Several Most Coastal Sites
Purple Heron Common Most Coastal Sites
White Storks Several Most Coastal Sites
Black Stork 30+ LG
Glossy Ibis 1 LK
2 BG
Short Toed Eagle Several Widespread
Marsh Harrier 1 Dalyan
Long Legged Buzzard 1 Seki
Buzzard Several Widespread
Sparrowhawk 2 Both Dalyan
Goshawk 1 Gokbel, Dalyan
Kestrel Several Widespread
Moorhen Few Most Coastal Sites
Coot Common All Coastal Sites
Black Winged Stilt Common DM & BG
Collared Pratincole 1 BG
Little Ringed Plover Several Most Coastal Sites
Spur Winged Plover Several BG & DM
Temminck’s Stint 1 BG
Little Stint 1 Gokbel, Dalyan
Green Sandpiper Several Koycegiz Delta, BG, DM
Common Sandpiper Few LK, DM, BG
Redshank Few BG
Greenshank Several BG
Black Headed Gull Common Most Coastal Sites
Slender Billed Gull 1 Calis Beach
Mediterranean Gull 1 Calis Beach
Yellow Legged Gull Common All Coastal Sites
Caspian Gull 1 Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan
Little Tern 6 BG
Gull Billed Tern 1 LK
Common Tern 2 BG
Caspian Tern 1 LK
Black Tern 1 Dalyan Marsh
White Winged Tern 3 LK
Rock Dove 8 Asi Koyu
Wood Pigeon 6 Yayla
Collared Dove Common Most Locations
Turtle Dove Several Most Locations
Cuckoo 1 LG
Tawny owl 1 Dalyan (heard)
Little Owl Several Dalyan
Swift sp Several (very high) Gokbel, Dalyan
Alpine Swift 50+ Gokbel, Dalyan
Hoopoe 2 Dalyan & LG
Bee-Eater 20+ Yayla
20+ LG
Roller Several Gokbel, Dalyan
Syrian Woodpecker 2 Alan
Woodlark 6 LG
Barn Swallow Very Common All Locations
RR Swallow Common Most Locations
House Martin Common Many Locations
Tawny Pipit 1 Gokbel, Dalyan
4 LG
White Wagtail Common Most Sites
Yellow Wagtail Several Gokbel, Dalyan
Grey Wagtail 1 LG
Rufous Bush Robin 1 Gokbel, Dalyan
White Throated Robin 1 LG
Northern Wheater 1 LG
Isabelline Wheater 4 LG
Black-Eared Wheater Several LG
Finsch’s Wheater 2 LG
Stonechat 2 LG
Mistle Thrush 1 LG
Blackbird Common Most Sites
Blue Rock Thrush 1 LG
Rock Thrush 1 LG
E Orphean Warbler 6 Dalyan
Sardinian Warbler 1 Dalyan
Reed Warbler 1 LK
Gt Reed Warbler 3 LK
Olivaceous Warbler 2 Dalyan
Great Tit Common Most Sites
Coal Tit 3 Alan, Pinar
Blue Tit Several Many Sites
Sombre Tit 3 Yayla, LG
Long Tailed Tit 6 Dalyan
Penduline Tit 3 Dalyan Marsh, LK
Rock Nuthatch Several Many Sites
Short Toed Treecreeper 2 LG
Red Backed Shrike 1 Gokbel, Dalyan
Woodchat Shrike Several Many Sites
Magpie Several Many Sites
Jay Common Many Sites
Hooded Crow V Common Most Sites
Raven 2 Seki, Yayla
House Sparrow V Common Most Sites
Spanish Sparrow 10 Dalyan Marsh
Chaffinch 1 Dalyan
Linnet 10+ LG
Goldfinch V Common Most Sites
Greenfinch Common Many Sites
Serin 6 LG
Ortolan Bunting 2 BG, LG
Cirl Bunting Several Many Sites in Mountains
Black Headed Bunting 2 LG
Corn Bunting 6 Gokbel, Dalyan

107 species

LG = Lake Girdev
BG = Bafu Golu
LK = Lake Koycegiz
DM = Dalaman Marsh/Lagoons

Brian Robertson

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