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Citizen Science: Mapping the birds of the region

  In my last blog I did a review of the birding in and around Dalyan for 2015, which provided some good birding. I had managed to add some new sightings of species for me, bringing my tally to 199 … Continue reading

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Right place, Right Time and Luck!

Right place, Right Time and Luck! Birding from Dalyan 2015, based on sightings from those who have used Dalyan as a base. In a new edition to the booklet ‘ Finding Birds in South-West Turkey’, Dalyan was described as ‘a … Continue reading

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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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