Erdem KARAAĞAÇ

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs IX. Regional Director

Wetland areas and bird paradises are the ecosystems that have great importance in conservation of biodiversity, which should be protected considering their social, cultural and economic contributions. In Turkey, sheltered by two major bird migration routes and home to numerous migratory birds t...

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İ. Altan DEMİRAYAK

Nallıhan District Governor

Since 2011, new agro-industrial plants have been established to diversify rural economy of Nallıhan and solidarity with our community has been achieved in order to protect natural and historic values of our district, all with increasing pace. Our efforts are continuing to make Nallıhan a top culture & ...

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Nallıhan Bird Paradise

Nallıhan Bird Paradise is an artificial wetland ecosystem and was formed at the junction of Aladağ Stream and north of Sarıyar Dam which was opened in 1959.

It is located in the village of Davutoğlan in Nallıhan district of Ankara province.Nallıhan Bird Paradise is located on the historical Silk Road and it is 130 km away from provinces of  Ankara and Eskişehir, 300 km away from Istanbul, 100 km away from Bolu, and 30 km away from Beypazarı and Nallıhan districts.Nallıhan Bird Paradise is one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Turkey.It was defined as Nallıhan Bird Paradise due to the presence of birds that it breeds.

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Bird Species

Western marsh harrier

Western marsh harrier is 43 to 55 cm in length, and has a wingspan of 115 to 140 cm.It is a large harrier with fairly broad wings, and has a strong and peculiar sexual dichromatism.Male plumage is mostly pale greyishyellowish.It has distinctly black wing tips and uniformly pale blue-grey tail.

Other Bird Species

Photos From Paradise