Burdur Lake This is an IBA in danger! 

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 1997 2-3 breeding pairs A1, B2
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter - 1,314-10,927 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter - 5-51 individuals B1i, B2
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC non-breeding - 606-1,889 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 1992-1995 750-2,814 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1995 13,738-57,555 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1987 6,000 individuals B1i
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1987 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 2000 6,141 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage - 16,661-25,280 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC passage - 1,217-6,500 individuals B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC passage 1994-1995 67,915-300,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter - 36,413-138,925 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 2001 155 individuals B1i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 2001 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding - 20-30 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1999 23,995-202,119 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams 0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Burdur Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 24,800 protected area overlaps with site 24,800
Burdur Golu GR Game Reserve 38,125 protected area contains site 25,090


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burdur Lake. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.