Despite featuring on the tours of daily boat trips throughout the summer months, the pair of cave-dwelling BROWN FISH OWLS that inhabit one location just north of Manavgat have only just filtered through to the twitching community.
This really does beg the question of how many Brown Fish Owls actually survive in southern Turkey. It seems likely that there are over ten pairs.
Interestingly, I was given a site virtually identical to this latest one in northern Israel many years ago, but despite searching, could not locate the nesting cave. At the time, I wrote the record off as probably relating to Eagle Owls but I am not so sure now
This latest pair can be safely watched at distance from the tripper boats, boarded from by the dam at the SW end of Oymapinar Baraji. If you are lucky, the birds will be sat close to the entrance to the caves.