|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2016||very high||very unfavourable||medium|
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An extensive coastal wetland situated 25 km north-west of Ýzmir. Shoals and islands separate four saline lagoons (totalling 3,450 ha) from the sea. The site also includes 5,000 ha of saltmarsh and 650 ha of freshwater marsh. Dry grassland and arable land occur north of the commercial saltpans. A fishing cooperative operates in the çilazmak lagoon; the IBA is a popular weekend destination from Ýzmir.
The IBA is important for breeding and wintering waterbirds. Sterna sandvicensis bred in 1996 (53 pairs)the first Turkish breeding record.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gediz Delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/03/2018.