Eğirdir Lake

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i (2004)
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Area: 62,600 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 medium favourable medium
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Site description
A large, nutrient-poor stream- and spring-fed lake of tectonic origin (max. depth 13 m); the northern part is shallower than the southern part. The northern and eastern shores support fringing reedbeds (Phragmites) and are bordered by arable land; elsewhere hills and mountains surround the lake. Lake water is used for irrigation and to provide drinking water for nearby towns.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eğirdir Lake. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.