Turkey - Day 10

We had an amazing start! 4 vulture species in less than 1 hour!

 

We just started to drive to a canyon near the lake Zernek Baraji as we saw some bird of preys flying very low. We were lucky to be at a 'mountain' (2 000m). We had a beautiful view of very low flying Griffon and Cinereous Vultures! Later at our destination we found (at 1 500m) a Bearded Vulture and an Egyptian Vulture.

 

After this good start we continued our way to the canyon place. Silas told us where we should go for the Crimson-winged Finch but we didn't found the right place. So we explored the area around.

  

We found a really interesting place - a river bed with very less water. We followed a bit the water to see what we can find. We found: Crimson-winged Finch and Little Ringed Plover which are normal for this place. But we also found migrating birds like the Common Sandpiper, Willow Warblers and Moustached Warbler there! 

At a place more down we were lucky to find a nest of a Rock Nuthatch and the only Grey-necked Bunting for the trip.

 

Afterwards we drove to the next destination: Lake Ercek Gölü. Another place from Silas where we should look for the White-headed Duck. Beside the duck we also spotted two Temminck's Stints and a Pallid Harrier.

 

It was a good day but unfortunately I lost my Ipod somewhere in the turkish mountains....

 

Maps

Birdlist

  Latin English German
1. Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck Rostgans >10
2.
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Stockente 2
3. (+) Aythya ferina Common Pochard Tafelente >20
4.
Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Duck Moorente
5. (+) Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck Reiherente 2
6. (+) Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck Weißkopf-Ruderente 8
7.
Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe Zwergtaucher 1
8.
Ardeola ralloides Squacco Heron Rallenreiher 1
9.
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron Purpurreiher 1
10. (+) Gypaetus barbatus Bearded Vulture Bartgeier 1
11. (+) Gyps fulvus Griffon Vulture Gänsegeier 8
12. (+) Aegypius monachus Cinereous Vulture Mönchsgeier 2
13.
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture Schmutzgeier 2
14.
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle Steinadler 2
15. (+) Circus macrourus Pallid Harrier Steppenweihe
16.
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard Adlerbussard 6
17.
Pernis apivorus European Honey Buzzard Wespenbussard
18.
Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk Sperber 1
19.
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel Turmfalke 3
20.
Falco naunmanni Lesser Kestrel Rötelfalke 1
21.
Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby Baumfalke 1
22.
Gallinula chloropus  Common Moorhen Teichhuhn 1
23.
Fulica atra Eurasian Coot Blässhuhn >30
24.
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet Säbelschnäbler 6
25.
Himantopus himantopus Black-winged Stilt Stelzenläufer 2
26.
Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover Flussregenpfeifer 2
27.
Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover Seeregenpfeifer 1
28. (+) Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing Kiebitz 3
29.
Calidris ferruginea Curlew Sandpiper Sichelstrandläufer
30. (+) Calidris temminckii Temminck's Stint Temminckstrandläufer 2
31.
Calidris minuta Little Stint Zwergstrandläufer 2
32.
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper Bruchwasserläufer >30
33.
Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpiper Flussuferläufer 1
34.
Tringa totanus Common Redshank Rotschenkel 3
35.
Philomachus pugnax Ruff Kampfläufer >20
36.
Larus michahellis Yellow-legged Gull Mittelmeermöwe >200
37. (+) Larus armenicus Armenian Gull Armenienmöwe >50
38. (+) Chlidonias niger Black Tern Trauerseeschwalbe 3
39.
Columba livia Common Pigeon Felsentaube
40.
Columba livia f. domestica Feral Pigeon Straßentaube
41.
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared Dove Türkentaube
42.
Cuculus canorus Common Cuckoo Kuckuck 1
43.
Athene noctua Little Owl Steinkauz
  lillith     3
44.
Apus apus Common Swift Mauersegler
45.
Tachymarptis melba Alpine Swift Alpensegler
46.
Upupa epops Eurasian Hoopoe Wiedehopf 4
47.
Merops apiaster European Bee-eater Bienenfresser >50
48.
Coracias garrulus European Roller Blauracke >10
49.
Galerida cristata Crested Lark Haubenlerche
50.
Calandrella brachydactyla Greater Short-toed Lark Kurzzehenlerche
51.
Calandrella rufescens Lesser Short-toed Lark Stummellerche
52.
Melanocorypha calandra Calandra Lark Kalanderlerche >10
53.
Eremophila alpestris  Horned Lark Ohrenlerche

Subspecies:   penicillata    
54.
Riparia riparia Sand Martin Uferschwalbe >5
55.
Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow Rauchschwalbe
56.
Ceropis daurica Red-rumped Swallow Rötelschwalbe >10
57.
Delichon urbicum Common House Martin Mehlschwalbe
58. Anthus campestris Tawny Pipit Brachpieper 2
59. (+) Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit Wiesenpieper 1
60. (+) Anthus cervinus Red-throated Pipit Rotkehlpieper 1
61.
Motacilla flava      >10
62. (+) Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common Redstart Gartenrotschwanz

Subspecies:  samamisicus


2
63.
Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear Steinschmätzer >10
64.
Oenanthe isabellina Isabelline Wheatear Isabellsteinschmätzer
65.
Oenanthe finschii Finsch's Wheatear Felsensteinschmätzer 5
66.
Saxicola rubetra Whinchat Braunkehlchen 1
67.
Sylvia nisoria Barred Warbler Sperbergrasmücke 1
68.
Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat Klappergrasmücke 2
69. (+) Acrocephalus melanopogon Moustached Warbler Mariskenrohrsänger 1
70.
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Great Reed Warbler Drosselrohrsänger 1
71.
Phylloscopus trochilus Willow Warbler Fitis >10
72.
Sitta krueperi Krüper's Nuthatch Türkenkleiber 1
73.
Lanius minor Lesser Grey Shrike Schwarzstirnwürger >30
74.
Lanius collurio Red-backed Shirke Neuntöter
75.
Pica pica Eurasian Magpie Elster
76.
Corvus monedula Western Jackdaw Dohle

(+) Subspecies:  soemmerringii


77. (+) Corvus frugilegus Rook Saatkrähe >50
78.
Corvus cornix Hooded Crow Nebelkrähe
79.
Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling Star
80.
Passer domesticus House Sparrow Haussperling
81.
Petronia petronia Common Rock Sparrow Steinsperling >50
82.
Carduelis cannabina Common Linnet Bluthänfling >30
83. (+) Rhodopechys sanguineus Crimson-winged Finch Rotflügelgimpel >6
84.
Emberiza schoeniclus Common Reed Bunting Rohrammer

Subspecies: reiseri, caspia


1
85. (+) Emberiza buchanani Grey-necked Bunting Steinortolan 1
86.
Emberiza melanocphala Black-headed Bunting Kappenammer 1
87.
Emberiza calandra Corn Bunting Grauammer
88.
Emberiza cia Rock Bunting Zippammer 2

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