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Leaving Dalyan on Ataturk Bulvari road and head towards the roundabout. At the roundabout, the left turn takes you towards the Jardarma and the football satdia and the right turn taking towards  and Dalaman.Go straight on towards Eskiköy.

Head towards Eskiköy, where the road bends to the right towards Eskiköy, marked A on the map below. ( a sign with red arrows showing sharp bend) there is a track to the left about twenty five meters further on, take this track.

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You will pass a house on your right and further on the track meets another house, take the right fork here which is the continuation of the  B on the map above. You can take the track straight ahead, however, it peters out into fields, which depending on the time of year/day can be flooded for irrigation and makes your journey very muddy.

Follow the road round to the right and it eventually starts to rise up over a small hill. Turtle Dove, Black Headed Bunting  and Bee Eaters have been seen here. Keep on this track go down the other side and keep going until you eventually come to a T junction, shortly after a house on your left. Take the track to the  this track, marked C on the map above. You should be able to see a rocky outcrop rising out of the flat farm land surrounding it, it doesn’t really matter if you have taken the wrong track , as all tracks should lead towards this rocky outcrop. The rocky outcrop is in the background on the right of the picture below.

Eventually as you head towards the rocky outcrop the track peters out into fields. Keep heading toward the rock outcrop and you will come to an irrigation canal. Follow this to the right heading toward some large Polly Tunnels growing tomatoes.

Here you should find a little improvised  wooden bridge over the irrigation canal. Cross here and head back towards the rocky outcrop which should be to your left. Explore the area around here.

Keeping the outcrop on your right, you can make your way around the outcrop clockwise to find a route which will enable you to walk to the top of the outcrop (small hill) giving good views over the lake in front of you and the farmland behind you. Depending on the time of your visit this point gives good views of the Terns that pass through the region.

The outcrop itself is a good stop off place for raptors and the Short Toed Eagle was photographed here. Other birds in this area have been Marsh Harrier, Crested Lark, Rufus Bush Robin ,Hobby,Kestrel, Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Nuthatch and Alpine Swift to name a few.

When you have finished here you can retrace you tracks and head back to Dalyan.

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Alternatively, once you cross over the improvised wooden bridge you can follow the track to your  D on the map above. This track follows the irrigation canal for about a mile and a half. When you come to the end of the track turn right marked E on the map above, and follow this road without deviation until it comes to a sort of T  F on the map above. There is a house at the end of the road, turn right and follow the road in front of the house for a short while and then take the first road to your left, after about 200 meters, marked G on the map below , this road will lead you into Eskiköy  At the main road turn right and you will find a small number of shops where you can buy a drink, you will need it!

Follow the road back into Dalyan which will take another forty minutes if you are walking at a leisurely pace.

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Birds seen or reported at this site

Barn Swallow


Black-headed Bunting


Collared Doves

Common Buzzard

Common Kestrel

Common Redstart

Corn Buntings

Crested Lark

Fan-tailed Warbler


Great Tit


Hooded Crows

House Martin


Lanner Falcon

Lesser Whitethroat

Long-tailed Tit

Marsh Harrier

Ortolan Bunting

Red-backed Shrike

Reed Bunting

Reed Warbler

Rufus Bush Robin

Sedge Warbler

Short Toed Eagle



Tawny Pipit

Tawny Pipit



White Storks

Woodchat Shrike



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