Turkey is a land whose birdlife reflects the nature of the country: in some ways very European but with many Asiatic influences; a land where East meets West. During our visit in June we made special efforts to seek out the birds which best represent the eastern flavour of the country including some of the rarest birds in the world and others which have probably never been filmed before. This DVD video includes:
close up footage of over 50 of Turkey's most exciting birds
unique footage of displaying Caucasian Black Grouse
the first published film of Mountain Chiffchaff
exceptional shots of birds such as Pale Rock Sparrow, Upcher's Warbler, Cinereous Bunting, Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Yellow-throated Sparrow, Ménétries Warbler, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater and Striated Scops Owl
footage of birds on the edge of extinction such as Bald Ibis and White-headed Duck plus Rufous Bush Robin, Rock Thrush, Desert Finch, White-throated Robin, Graceful Warbler, Snowfinch, Red-fronted Serin and many more, a real feast of birds.
Our tour of Turkey included the hills and valleys around Birecik and Gaziantep, the magnificent wetlands of Eregli, and the Sultan Marshes and the spectacular peaks of the Taurus Mountains and the Pontic Alps. This remote corner of the Western Palearctic has lots of rare and elusive birds and we managed to film almost all of them as you'll see.
Running time 55 minutes