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3. Istanbul Bird Migration Festival and World Birdwatch Day

3. Istanbul Bird Migration Festival and World Birdwatch Day were occured in 2-3 October in Toygartepe, one of the best migration hotspot in Istanbul. Lots of birdwatchers and bird photographer, primary education students, staffs of Nature Conservation and National Parks and protocols … Continue reading

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Review of Spring Migration

Finally, we finished the review of 2015 spring migration! Approximately 220,000 individuals from 32 species were recorded during the observation between 10 March and 20 May in Istanbul. According  to known studies about spring migration that is observed from single … Continue reading

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19.05.2015 – Migration Diary

71th day waas foggy and the overcast affected the observation. The number counted birds during whole day was few and also today is the day that any White Stork was not seen after a long time. The species are respectively … Continue reading

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18.05.2015 – Migration Diary

70th day was hot and foggy. The migration of bee-eater continue, however, the numbers of Common Buzzard and Lesser Spottes Eagle has dramatically decreased. The late White Storks and Honey Buzzard are seen few but regularly and the big part … Continue reading

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16.05.2015 – Migration Diary

68th day was hot and affected by high winds. Although the wind, White Storks passed with good numbers. Honey Buzzard passed not much but regularly. Interestingly; today any Sparrowhawk wasn’t recorded today, however; the number of Levant Sparrowhawk was over … Continue reading

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15.05.2015 – Migration Diary

67th day was warm and affected by northern wind. The number of White Stork has increased obviously. The numbers of Black Stork and Levant Sparrowhawk are over than usual numbers. The total number was 2.000 and the species are White … Continue reading

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11.05.2015 – Migration Diary

63th day was suny but also chilly because of the wind. In addition of the effects of wind, the birds drifted to southern. The total number was just a couple of hundreds. Bee-eaters and swallows passed from the Bosphorus during … Continue reading

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06.05.2015 – Migration Diary

58th day was mostly sunny, but after afternoon was affect by high wind. Because of the wind, lots of migrants drifted to southern. The total number was just a couple of hundreds and the species are respectively White Stork, Honey … Continue reading

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30.04.2015 – Migration Diary

By contrast with the weather forecast, 52th day was cold and the view was not good because of the fog; therefore, the total number was just a couple of hundreds, very low number that I estimated. Today, some flock of … Continue reading

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29.04.2015 – Migration Diary

51th day was sunny but from time to time rainy. The white storks are still migrating with huge numbers. Bee-eaters continue their journey. Total number was approximately 9.000 and the species are white stork, common buzzard, honey buzzard, Lesser spotted … Continue reading

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