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Turkey is one of the most popular countries for bird watching. There is an array of regions which offer beautiful bird watching grounds for enthusiasts. A few of the areas along the Southern coast of Turkey where enjoying luxurious blue cruises, hiking and bird watching combined are Dalyan in the Mediterranean sea region and the natural area of the Marmaris region in the Aegean.

This particular area is filled with natural richness and surrounded by lush green forests.  Included is the Bordubet rain forest and Bencik in the Gulf of Hisaronu. In addition to bird watching, there is a rich selection in sports activities possible in this area as well; such as hiking, mountain biking, and hunting – for travelers to enjoy in the great outdoors.

Dalyan on the other hand offers more for the bird watchers interest due to the Dalyan Delta and River. Dalyan is a popular destination for Bird Watching. The Koycegiz lake is one of true paradise with impressive geography and unspoiled nature. An important stopover of migratory routes for birds is Koycegiz Lake, the Dalyan River and the Dalyan Delta.

Along the 12 km extended channel, a large number of bird species can be found. Enjoy a trip from the sea winding down past the ancient Caunos Rock Tombs, through which the Dalyan River circulates between the Mediterranean and Koycegiz Lake in a small network of lakes and other waterways. You will pass by rustling reed beds as tall as 3 to 5 meters.  With a mixture of both fresh and salt water, these wetlands are home to a wide variety of fish and other water life.

How Do These Holidays Work?

In combination with your beautiful gulet charter, you are guided by a hiking professional who know the trails quite well. The bird watching gulet cruise is in total, 8 days and 7 nights; 2 days of which as spent hiking and bird watching at your own pace.  This is NOT a CABIN CHARTER cruise, but rather a private gulet charter holiday. Therefore you have the freedom of choice in charter boat as well as enjoying the itinerary at your own pace.  We actually custom design this style of holiday based on your criteria.

Combinations for Bird Watching are:

  • Hiking and Bird Watching
  • Biking and Bird Watching
  • Hiring a private vehicle and driver to go Bird Watching; during your private gulet cruise.

Birds known to be seen in these regions are:

Barn Swallow, Black Redstart, Blackcap, Black-crowned Night Herons, Black-eared Wheatears, Black-headed Gulls, Coal Tit, Collared Doves, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Common Kingfishers, Common Redstart, Coot, Crested Lark, Cretzschmar’s Bunting, European Roller, Fan-tailed Warbler, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Hooded Crows, House Martin, Jays, Kingfisher, Lanner Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egrets, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, Masked Shrike,
Meadow Pipits, Osprey, Penduline Tit, Purple Heron, Red Footed Falcon, Red-backed Shrike, Sedge Warbler, Short Toed Eagle, Sparrow Hawk, Squacco Heron, Stonechat, Western Rock Nuthatch, Whinchat, Woodchat Shrike.

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