Dilek Peninsula

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC breeding - 1-2 breeding pairs B2
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 1996 unknown A3
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding 1996 unknown A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding 1996 unknown A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC breeding 1996 abundant A3
Rüppell's Warbler Curruca ruppeli LC breeding 1996 abundant A3
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi LC breeding - unknown A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1996 unknown A3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding 1996 rare A3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1996 abundant A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 favourable medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest Mixed woodland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Dilek Yarimadasi-Buyukmenderes Deltasi YHGS Wildlife Development Area 27,675 is identical to site 0
Dilek Penisula and Greater Menderes Delta National Park 0 is identical to site 0
Buyukmenderes Deltasi UOSA Wetland of National Importance 0 is identical to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dilek Peninsula. Downloaded fromürkiye on 30/11/2023.