turk13

Northwestern Turkey/ Istanbul to Izmir
March 28 to April 3 1996

Robert L. Norton, Gainesville, Florida corvus0486@aol.com

Focal points: Calamati Hill, East Istanbul; Lake Apolyont, Bursa; Uludag National Park; Bird Paradise, Lake Ulubat, Manyas; Bird Sanctuary, Izmir

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (25); 3/30-31 Manyas (35)

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus:
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (20); 3/30-31 Manyas (50)

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
3/27/96 Bosphorus (1); 3/28 Sea of Maramara (4)

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
4/02/96 Izmir (100's)

Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan
3/28/96 Sea of Marmara (1)

Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
4/02/96 Izmir (6)

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
3/27/96 Sea of Marmara (1); 3/30-31 Lake Apolyont (100's)

Pygmy Phalacrocorax pygmeus
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (24); 3/30-31 Manyas (12)

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
3/30-31/96 Manyas (20); 4/01-02 Izmir (10)

Whooper Swan Cygnus Cygnus
4/02/96 Izmir (1)

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
4/01-02/96 Izmir (4)

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
3/30-31/96 Manyas (15); 4/01-02 Izmir (5)

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
3/30-31/96 Manyas (12)

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
3/30-31/96 Manyas (20)

Pintail Anas acuta
3/30-31/96 Manyas (15)

Garganey Anas querquedula
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (14); 3/30-31 Manyas (10); 4/01Izmir (100)

Shoveler Anas clypeata
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (28); 3/30-31 Manyas (70); 4/01 Izmir (1)

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
4/02/96 Izmir (3)

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (6); 3/30 Manyas (25); 4/01-02 Izmir (6)

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
3/27/96 Istanbul (1); 3/28 Lake Apolyont (10); 3/30 Manyas (30); 4/02 Izmir (1)

Great White Egret Egretta alba
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (8); 3/30 Manyas (5); 4/02 Izmir (2)

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
4/02/96 Izmir (1)

Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
3/30/96 Manyas (10)

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (2); 3/31 Manyas (6)

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
3/31/96 Manyas (100)

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus rubber
3/30-31/96 Manyas (1000); 4/01-02 Izmir (2000)

Black Stork Ciconia nigra
4/02/96 Izmir (2)

White Stork Ciconia ciconia
3/28/96 Istanbul (300); 3/28 Bursa (100's); 3/30 Manyas (100); 4/01 Izmir (12).

European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
3/27/96 Istanbul (2); 3/30 Mayas (1)

Black Kite Milvus migrans
3/30/96 Manyas (3); 4/01 Izmir (3)

Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (3); 3/30 Manyas (2)

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
3/27/96 Istanbul (1); 3/30 Lake Apolyont (1); 4/02 Izmir (5)

European Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
3/30/96 Manyas (1); 4/01 Izmir (1)

Goshawk Accipiter gentiles
3/29/96 Uludag Mnt. (1)

Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus
3/30/96 Manyas (1)

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
3/27/96 Istanbul (1)

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
3/27/96 Istanbul (1); 4/01 Izmir (4)

Booted Eagle Hieraatus pennata
3/30/96 Manyas (1)

Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
3/28/96 Uludag (1); 3/31 Manyas (3); 4/01 Izmir (2)

Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
3/27/96 Istanbul (1); 4/02 Izmir (5)

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
3/30-31/96 Manyas (100's); 4/02 Izmir (6)

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (100's); 3/30-31 Manyas (100's)

Great Bustard Otis tarda
3/31/96 Manyas (4)

Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
4/02/96 Izmir (2)

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (4)

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
3/31/96 Manyas (2); 4/02 Izmir (2)

Common Redshank Tringa tetanus
4/02/96 Izmir (60)

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
3/31/96 Manyas (1)

Little Stint Calidris minuta
3/31/96 Manyas (1)

Dunlin Calidris alpina
4/02/96 Izmir (20)

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
4/02/96 Izmir (1)

Ruff Philomachus pugnax
4/01/96 Izmir (20)

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
3/31/96 Manyas (20); 4/02 Izmir (1)

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
4/02/96 Izmir (17)

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (1); 4/02 Izmir (30)

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
3/28/96 Lake Apolyont (4); 3/30 Manyas (1)

Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
4/02/96 Izmir (4)

Common Gull Larus canus
3/28/96 Sea of Maramara (1)

Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii
3/28/96 Sea of Marmara (1); 4/01 Izmir (12)

Herring Gull Larus argentatus
3/27/96 Istanbul (4)

Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans
3/28/96 Sea of Marmara (3); 4/01 Izmir (50)

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
3/27/96 Istanbul (1); 3/28 Sea of Marmara (1)

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
3/27/96 Istanbul (1); Lake Apolyont (60); 3/30 Manyas (100's); 4/02 Izmir (100's).

Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
4/02/96 Izmir (2)

Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
3/27/96 Istanbul (1); 3/28 Sea of Marmara (3); 4/02 Izmir (20).

Little Gull Larus minutus
3/28/96 Sea of Marmara (1).

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
3/30/96 Manyas (4)

Common Tern Sterna hirundo
3/31/96 Manyas (2)

Rock Dove Columba livia

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula kramei
3/27/96 Istanbul (3)

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
4/02/96 Izmir (1)

Tawny Owl Strix aluco
3/30/96 Uludag (1); 4/01 Izmir (1)

Little Owl Athene noctua
3/30/96 Manyas (1)

Long-eared Owl Asio otus
3/31/96 Manyas (6)

Alpine Swift Apus melba
4/03/96 Istanbul (100's)

Common Swift Apus apus
4/01/96 Izmir (100's)

Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
3/31/96 Manyas (4); 4/01 Izmir (1)

Hoopoe Upupa epops
3/31/96 Manyas (1); 4/02 Izmir (2)

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopus syriacus
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (2)

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopus major
3/31/96 Manyas (5); 4/01 Izmir (1)

Jay Garrulus glandarius
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (6); 3/29/96 Uludag (3); 3/31/96 Manyas (2); 4/1/96 Izmir (2)

Magpie Pica pica
3/27/96 w. Istanbul (3); 3/29/96 Uludag (8); 3/30/96 Manyas (100s); 4/1/96 Izmir (30)

Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
3/27/96 w. Istanbul (1)

Jackdaw Corvus monedula
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (2); 3/28/96 Bursa (6); 3/30/96 Manyas (50); 4/1/96 (8) Izmir

Raven Corvus corax
3/29/96 Uludag (1)

Hooded Crow Corvus corone cornix
3/27/96 Istanbul (100s); 3/28/96 Bursa (60); 3/31/96 Manyas (50); 4/1/96 Izmir (20)

Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
3/30/96 Manyas (1)

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor
4/1/96 Izmir (1)

Robin Erithacus rubecula
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (1); 3/31/96 Manyas (28)

Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
3/30/96 Manyas (6)

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
3/31/96 Manyas (6)

Stonechat Saxicola torquata
3/28/96 Bursa (2); 3/31/96 Manyas (2); 4/1/96 Izmir (1)

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
3/31/96 Manyas (3); 4/2/96 Izmir (2)

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
4/1/96 Izmir (20)

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitaries
4/1/96 Izmir (1)

Blackbird Turdus merula
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (2); 3/28/96 Bursa (2); 3/29/96 Uludag (6); 3/30/96 Manyas (10); 4/1/96 Izmir (2)

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (1); 3/29/96 Uludag (1); 3/30/96 Manyas (6)

European Starling Sturna vulgaris
common

Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicolis
3/30/96 Manyas (1)

Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (6)

Kruper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi
3/29/96 Uludag

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (1); 3/30/96 Manyas (2)

Eurasian Crag-Martin Hirundo rupestris
3/28/96 Bursa (2); 3/29/96 Uludag (20); 3/30/96 Manyas (12); 4/1/96 Izmir 6

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
3/28/96 Bursa (2); 3/31/96 Manyas (3); 4/2/96 Izmir (40)

House Martin Delichon urbica
3/31/96 Manyas (8)

Goldcrest Regulus regulus
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (2); 3/29/96 Uludag (1)

Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus
3/30/96 Manyas (1)

Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
3/31/96 Manyas (2)

Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
3/30/96 Manyas (2)

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
3/31/96 Manays (3)

Blackcap Sylvia atricailla
3/31/96 Manyas (2)

Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (1); 3/31/96 Manyas (5)

Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (1)

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
3/30/96 Manyas (1)

Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
3/27/96 e. Istanbul; 3/31/96 Manyas (20)

Coal Tit Parus ater
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (2); 3/31/96 Manyas (1)

Great Tit Parus major
common

Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
3/27/96 e. Istanbul (3)

Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
3/31/96 Manyas (6); 4/1/96 Izmir (1)

Bearded Tit Panurus biamicus
3/31/96 Manyas (1)

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
4/2/96 Izmir (35)

Crested Lark Galerida cristata
3/31/96 Manyas (100s); 4/1/96 Izmir (100s)

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
3/31/96 Manyas (4); 4/1/96 Izmir (50)

Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
4/1/96 Izmir (2)

White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Common

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
3/31/96 Manyas (2); 4/1/96 Izmir (100s)

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
3/31/96 Manyas (1)

Tree Pipit Macronyx trivialis
3/31/96 Manyas (1)

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
commom

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
3/31/96 Manyas (6); 4/1/96 Izmir (2)

Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
3/29/96 Uludag (6)

Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra
3/31/96 Manyas (1); 4/2/96 Izmir (50)

Cretzchmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia
3/30/96 Manyas (2)

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
3/31/96 Manyas (2)

House Sparrow Passer domesticus