Turkey - Day 9

We spend the whole morning in the car. We drove from Saliurfa to the lake Van which was a really long drive.. The only special bird was an Egytian Vulture who flew very close over our car.

 

First destination at Lake Van were an old vulcan which Silas proposed us to visit. It was a good idea because at the time we arrived on the top we had a huge migration of Honey Buzzards, Eagles and Levant Sparrowhawks! It was amazing naturespectacle and a big wish since I started with ornithology to see the migration of raptors like this! We enjoyed!

 

The huge migration were only for some hours. Afterwards we decided to go inside of the vulcan. Because of the snow we couldn't drive inside so we had a walk of some hours.

Interesting birds at this place: Skylark, Stonechat ssp. maurus (?) and Waterpipit ssp. cotellii.

 

Later we drove to the city Van to search an hotel.

 

Map

Birdlist

  Latin English German  
1.
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture Schmutzgeier 1
2. (+) Pandion haliaetus Osprey Fischadler 1
3.
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle Steinadler 2
4. (+) Aquila pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle Schreiadler 1
5. (+) Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle Steppenadler 6
6.
Circaetus gallicus Short-toed Eagle Schlangenadler
 
7.
Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh Harrier Rohrweihe 1
8.
Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier Wiesenweihe 1
9.
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard Adlerbussard >10
10.
Buteo buteo 

 
  Subspecies:        vulpinus Steppe Buzzard Falkenbussard 35
11.
Pernis apivorus European Honey Buzzard Wespenbussard >400
12.
Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sperber  
13. (+) Accipiter brevipes Levant Sparrowhawk Kurzfangsperber >10
14.
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel Turmfalke 2
15. (+) Falco naunmanni Lesser Kestrel Rötelfalke 1
16.
Larus michahellis Yellow-legged Gull Mittelmeermöwe 9
17.
Columba livia f. domestica Feral Pigeon Straßentaube  
18.
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared Dove Türkentaube  
19.
Stretopelia senegalensis Laughing Dove Palmtaube  
20.
Apus apus Common Swift Mauersegler  
21.
Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift Alpensegler  
22.
Merops apiaster European Bee-eater Bienenfresser >10
23. (+) Alauda arvensis Eurasian Skylark Feldlerche >10
24.
Galerida cristata Crested Lark Haubenlerche  
25.
Melanocorypha calandra Calandra Lark Kalanderlerche  
26.
Melanocorypha bimaculata Bimaculated Lark Bergkalanderleche  
27.
Eremophila alpestris  Horned Lark Ohrenlerche >10

Subspecies:   penicillata      
28.
Ptyonoprogne rupestris Eurasian Crag Martin Felsenschwalbe >10
29.
Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow Rauchschwalbe  
30.
Ceropis daurica Red-rumped Swallow Rötelschwalbe 2
31.
Delichon urbicum Common House Martin Mehlschwalbe  
32. (+) Anthus spinoletta Water Pipit Bergpieper  
  Subspecies:    coutellii     10
33.
Motacilla alba White Wagtail Bachstelze 2
34.
Phoenicurus ochruros  Black Redstart Hausrotschwanz 1
35.
Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear Steinschmätzer  
36.
Oenanthe finschii Finsch's Wheatear Felsensteinschmätzer 1
37. (+) Saxicola rubetra Whinchat Braunkehlchen  
38.
Saxicola torquatus European Stonechat Schwarzkehlchen 3

Subspecies:    maurus ..?      
39.
Monticola saxatilis Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Steinrötel 5
40.
Iduna pallida Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Blassspötter 1
41.
Lanius collurio Red-backed Shirke Neuntöter 2
42
Corvus monedula Western Jackdaw Dohle  
43.
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Red-billed Cough Alpenkrähe  
44.
Pyrrhocorax garulus Alpine Chough Alpendohle  
45.
Corvus cornix Hooded Crow Nebelkrähe  
46.
Corvus corax Northern Raven Kolkrabe  
47.
Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling Star  
48.
Passer domesticus House Sparrow Haussperling  
49.
Petronia petronia Common Rock Sparrow Steinsperling  
50.
Carduelis cannabina Common Linnet Bluthänfling  
51.
Carduelis carduelis European Goldfinch Stieglitz  
52.
Emberiza hortulana Ortolan Bunting Ortolan  
53.
Emberiza cia Rock Bunting Zippammer  

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