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In Pursuit of a New Species: Black Woodpecker

In a previous blog I described myself as a ‘birder’ and not a ‘twitcher’ A ‘twitcher’ you may recall is someone who races around the country frantically collecting rare birds for their lists and a ‘birder’ on the other hand … Continue reading

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Trip report to South West Turkey, April 2015

Trip report to South West Turkey, April 2015 Dougy Wright and Greg Adams     This was very much a re-run of our enjoyable visit from 10th to 13th April 2014. Once again, we stayed in an apartment at Royal … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic Amateurs: The Lists of Dalyan

Enthusiastic Amateurs: The Lists of Dalyan There are several terms associated with birdwatching. Bird-watcher, Birder, Twitcher and Ornithologist are the ones that command some sort of respect. There are plenty of others that people use to describe those of us … Continue reading

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New Routes, Perseverance, and a Change of Direction!

  New Route This years birding in Dalyan has been a good year, at least for me. In my second extended stay following retirement I have picked up 19 new birds for Dalyan and surrounding area and my current list … Continue reading

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White Throated Kingfisher at Eskiköy

White Throated Kingfisher at Eskiköy   Historically the White Throated Kingfisher was only rarely seen in the Dalyan area and the most reliable source for a sighting was at the Namnan River at Hamitköy. However, in the last two years … Continue reading

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One for the Future !

One for the future ! Geyik Canyon (Deer Canyon)     I came across Geyik Canyon (Deer Canyon) after seeing a sign for it whilst driving to Pamukkale from Dalyan. Shortly after Köycegiz the road turns right and heads over … Continue reading

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Setting the Scene

As a late edition I thought I’d add a few scene-setting shots to give the locations for some of the places I mentioned a bit more meaning for those who haven’t been. Before I saw the area for the first … Continue reading

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