Potential birds may include :
Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, White Tailed Eagle, Black Necked Grebe, Marsh Harrrier ,Hobby, Shot-toed Eagle, Black winged Tern & Sandwich Tern, Golden Eagle, Cormorant, Pergrine Falcon, Red Rumped Swallow.
Köycegiz Gölü :
There are two ways to go up the river to Köycegiz Lake, firstly using one of the corporation boats which can be found on the river side in front of the Mosque, find one of the corporation desks and tell them what it is you want. Despite them telling you they can find birds for you, few actually have any knowledge about birds or their location. Prices here vary despite there being a price board. It is worth haggling! Take note the price is the price for the boat and not per person, so be careful you are not overcharged. I usually book a private boat and can recommend one that has toilets that will do a round trip starting at 10am , taking in the reed beds on the east shore line, crossing the lake to the opposite shoreline past the cormorant roost then following the shore line to find a quiet cove for a swim and from here going to the Sultaniye Hot Springs (pictured below) where we have lunch and pass away the afternoon before returning to Dalyan for 5’ ish and this is my usual birding trip with the family but you can tailor this to your own needs and wishes.
I would recommend , if there are four or more of you, Rhui Üreyen (mob 05422330465) , who’s boat is called AşIyan and is moored to the right of the mosque (if facing the river) where the river quay turns to go up towards the lake opposite the ‘Jazz bar' heading up the river at stand number 57. Rhui’s boat has a roof that you can go on to take in good views of the reed beds and overall is more roomy.