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Birding holidays

Asia/Birding in Turkey

A huge country that offers a wonderful selection of varied habitats, birds that are not found further west, a rich cultural heritage, excellent food and friendly people. The Bosphorus is one of the most important bird migration hot spots with thousands of storks, Lesser Spotted Eagles, Honey Buzzards and Levant Sparrowhawks moving through, while you are seated above the fabled metropolis of Istambul. Southern Turkey has productive wetlands, Mediterranean woodlands and shrub and scenic snow-covered mountains. Target species include Dalmatian Pelican, Eleonora’s Falcon, Spur-winged Plover, White-throated Kingfisher, Finsch’s Wheatear, White-throated Robin, Olive-tree Warbler, Ruppell’s Warbler, Kruper’s Nuthatch, Masked Shrike, Red-fronted Serin and Cretzschmar’s Bunting.


  • Dalmatian Pelican
  • Marbled Duck
  • Eleonora’s Falcon
  • Long-legged Buzzard
  • Honey Buzzard
  • Levant Sparrowhawk
  • Spur-winged Plover
  • Audouin’s Gull
  • White-throated Kingfisher
  • Roller
  • Bee-eater
  • Hoopoe
  • Scops Owl
  • Syrian Woodpecker
  • Middle Spotted Woodpecker
  • Finsch’s Wheatear
  • White-throated Robin
  • Olive-tree Warbler
  • Rueppell’s Warbler
  • Sombre Tit
  • Krüper’s Nuthatch
  • Masked Shrike
  • Red-backed Shrike
  • Golden Oriole
  • Red-fronted Serin
  • Cretzschmar’s Bunting
  • Black-headed Bunting