This book covers the areas of Turkey between Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, including the ‘Marmara lakes’ around Bursa.
Dave Gosney writes: ‘North-west Turkey used to be one of the most popular destinations for European birders but nowadays the fashion is to travel much further into Turkey for even more exotic species. However, this is still an exceptional area with breeding species such as Green Warbler, Red-fronted Serin, Kruper’s Nuthatch, Black Vulture, Imperial Eagle, White-throated Robin and the western race of Cinereous Bunting. This book gives precise details of where all these birds can be found and guides you to terrific wetlands such as Lake Apolyont, Buyuk Cekmece Lake and Nallihan Kus Cenetti’.
Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:
* Covers exact details of where to find birds so you can easily find your way to the best bits of wetland, plain or woodland
* Is more up-to-date, based on recent trips
* Has maps which are exactly to scale - if the map suggests it’s 500 metres, that’s how far it will be
* Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points
* Highlights the best areas only and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on
* Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book
* Is light and portable
* Is complemented by a DVD showing you exactly what it’s like to go birding in many of these sites