Ever wanted to see many species of birds in one place? Come to Turkey. Terrestrial and aquatic habitats of the country are hospitable to birds.
Turkey is located at the crossroads of three continents, and hundreds of local bird species live here. Migration routes run over Turkey, along which birds follow year-round, as climate change affects bird traffic.
Some birds in Turkey are threatened with extinction due to adverse climatic changes that have affected their breeding and migration. Millions of beautiful birds have enriched the ecosystem of Turkey and play a role in the ecological balance.
Yellow Lumbar Real Bulbul
Other birds of Turkey
Asiatic Chamois (Asiatic Partridge)
Turkey is home to an impressive number of bird species. Some live here year-round, nesting birds spend a significant part of the breeding season in Turkey, grow the young generation and fly away to their homeland. Wintering birds spend most of the winter in Turkey, avoiding the cold conditions in the north.
Among the species in the list of birds in Turkey are waterfowl and wading birds, a large number of species of songbirds, birds of prey, and hunting birds. Many species of birds occupy several ecosystems at the same time, as they fly into cities and suburban urban green spaces in search of food from forests, meadows, and coastal waters.