In this trip we combine birding with one of the regions most famous archeological sites. Turkey is very rich in fascinating and well-preserved archaeological sites standing witness to the many cultures that have thrived here over the millennia.
The Dalyan Delta is also an important natural biotope with rich avian and marine fauna as well as typical wetland flora. It is also an important staging post for migratory birds. The ruins at Kaunos overlooking the reed beds towards the sea and with Suluklu Golu (lake of Leeches) can provide some excellent birding.
Kaunos additional information
The amphitheatre, built on the slope of the acropolis, features Hellenistic and Roman characteristics, with a capacity for 5000 spectators. Much of the site has yet to be unearthed and a temple to Apollo just recently being identified. Northwest of the theatre are the Byzantine basilica and Roman baths, both in excellent condition. Further downhill are the Doric temple, agora and restored fountain house. Excavations are still on going and further discoveries will illuminate this sites interesting history.
Target Birds on this trip should include :
Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Long Legged Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Rüppells Warbler, Blue Rock Thrush,Purple Heron, Water Rail,Gt White Egret, Night Heron and Osprey on migration amongst others.
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