Göğübeli Geç is a mountain pass, which links the small town of Seki to the town of Elmalı. Travel over the mountain and follow a small river as it descends the other side through the ‘pass’ , then head towards the plains on the other side before arriving at Elmalı.
This trip covers a wide variety of habitats, from lakeside, to mountain passes, through open plains and farming land. After Elmalı you cross farming plains to the edge of Avlan Gölü to bird the lake before retracing your journey back to Dalyan.
It’s a long day and I usually start at 7am returning to Dalyan for 7:00pm.
Target Birds on this trip should include :
Red Fronted Serin, White Throated Robin, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Stork , Cretzschmars Bunting , Orphean Bunting , Short Toed Treecreeper, Long Legged Buzzard and Short Toed Eagle along with other seasonal mountain and migratory birds.
I am going to give directions in three groups
1: Dalyan to Seki (to pick up White throated Robins in spring)
2: Seki to Elmalı taking in Göğübeli Geç (pick up red Fronted Serin)
3: Elmali to Avlan Gölü near Göltarla (pick up Black Storks )
Directions : View or download the PDF File below.