Every month we
try to have a field
trip in a different region of the province of Mugla. At the beginning we
went to the wetlands closer to where our members reside. In June for the
first time, when the population of water birds decreased as a result of
seasonal changes, we climbed to the mountains. Just for an advanture, we
selected a region no one visited before and stayed overnight Goktepe
Forestry facilities of Kavaklidere.
of field trips up to the present:
1- March DALYAN/LAKE
2- April ODRUM/DELTA OF GULLUK +
LAKE OF TUZLA
3- May FETHIYE/CALIS
Also, on June 5, for the World Environment Day, as a GAS-Der activity, we
organized a nature walk and bird watching day in the Gokova region.
After a summer break, as a part of “Balkan Project”, in september we
counted birds systematically in Bodrum//Gulluk region.
In October, for the World Bird Watching Day, we could only participate with
one “garden recording”.
During October 26-28, famous “Dikkuyruk Festival and Birding Meetings” took
place in Burdur. At this festival Turkish Birding groups and Balkan project
international members were present.
Europe as a whole will participate in “Counting of Mid-winter Water Birds “.
In February, with DHKD’s coordination, we will also cooperate with the
other Birding groups in Turkey and take part in this event. That time and
for the first time, we will divide the group into sections and move to the
fields to count birds.
In Turkey, for people interested in birds and collect information on birds,
there is a list of emails under the heading of “toygar”. We send our
information to “toygar” for discussion, evaluation and storing for future
We started the planning of a project focusing on Storks in Mugla province.
During our Bodrum trip we went to the village called Ekinanbari and met with
the elected officials. We argued about “Stork problems” and determined the
numbers. After that, they even invited us for dinner. Brian Stoneman is
taking care of them. Similar studies are being carried out in the village of
Akcapinar in Gokova by Heike Thol-Schmitz and Thomas Schmitz. Also,
during our Dalyan trip we visited the Stork colony in Ortaca and recorded
Very soon, information collected from every GKA Birding group fieldtrips
will be presented on these pages.