Cukurbag and the Aladag Mountains, Turkey

Published by Ali Safak (ozsafak AT


My name is Ali Safak. I am a birdwatching guide in Turkey (mostly in Aladag and Tourus area).

Birds seen around Cukurbag and Aladag Mountains

Griffon Vulture, Goshawk, Kestrel, Caspian Snowcock, Chukar, Rock Dove, Alpine Swift, Hoopoe, Short-toed Lark, Crag Martin, Swallow, House Martin, Tawny Pipit, Tree Pipit, Gray Wagtail, Wren, Black Redstart, Redstart, Isabellina Wheatear, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Mistle Thrush, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Coal Tit, Rock Nuthatch, Alpine Chough, Chaffinch, Red-Fronted Serin, Serin, Goldfinch, Rock Bunting, Cinereous Bunting, Ortolan Bunting,

We have a tractor and a 4-wheel drive vehicle. We can take you to many birding areas in Turkey including Lake Van, Kulu Lake (best bird-lake in Turkey) or Sultan Marshes (number and variety of ducks which can be most impressive), Birecik area, Seyfe lake (famous flamingo area), Konya Eregli Marches), Akseki, Tarsus delta, Yesilce (famous for a collection of specialities including Red-tailed wheatear, Great Eastern, Rock Nuthatch, White-throated Robin) and Göksu delta with guidance and vehicle support. But the most popular tour is the one that includes the famous Caspian Snowcock in the Aladag Mountains. We can arrange what you need.

The essential guide to birding in south central Turkey is Dave Gosney's 'Finding Birds in Turkey: Ankara to Birecik'. This is surely a must and if you do not have one, you can borrow from our small library. Our name is also in that book. (Page 13) Also try A Birdwatchers' Guide to Turkey by Ian Green and Nigel Moorhouse.

Please feel free contact us.

0090 536 2303120
0090 388 7247049
0090 536 3246911