Birds of Turkey

Turkey is a great for bird watching thanks to its location on two key important bird immigration routes, its range of habitats and numerous wetlands. Its vast size of over 800,000 km2, surrounded on three sides by seas, serves as a bridge between three continents, and a great range of climatic zones co-exist due to its topography. The northern belt of humid forest, contrasts markedly with the arid majority of the country. This very high diversity of habitats, makes Turkey possibly the best country for birds and birding in Europe. See also Birdwatching in Turkey

Birdwatching guides to Turkey

The Birds of Turkey (Helm Field Guides) – essential book with great reviews on Amazon

The Birds of Turkey (Helm Field Guides)

The Birds of Turkey contains a detailed account of every species on the Turkish list, with a full breakdown of records and status, distribution in Turkey, and taxonomy. There are also authoritative introductory chapters on geography, climate, habitats, history of ornithology and conservation.

Birders off to Turkey may well also be interested in Birds of the Middle East (also Helm Field Guides) which covers the country, together with the Arabian peninsula, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Iran and Cyprus.

Birdwatching links about Turkey

Useful links for planning a birdwatching trip to Turkey:

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