Girdev Gölü is on a high plateau in the Ak Dag Yaylasi region and lies at 1600 meters height (5,250 feet) You approach Lake Girdev from the village of Temelkoy passing over Erien Dag and this is one of the most spectacular birding routes in the area reaching a hight of 2000 meters (6562 feet) before ascending through a pass to Girdev Gölü . The route has spectacular scenery, rugged mountain terrain and and deep valleys with twisted Juniper trees some perhaps a 1000 years old. There are many good birding spots on route. A full day is required.
Potential birds may include :
Red Fronted Serin, Lesser Kestrels, Crane, Black Stork, Long Legged Buzzard and Short Toed Eagle , Finsch’s , Black-eared and Isabeline Wheatear, Ruddy Shelduck, Rock Thrush and Blue Rock Thrush. amongst many others of the 119 birds species reported in this area.
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