Uyuz Lake

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A small freshwater lake (max. depth 1.5 m) situated south of çöl lake (IBA 040), fringed by reedbeds (Phragmites) and fed by groundwater. It is surrounded by arable land, which reaches the shoreline in places. Local people harvest reed (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding waterbirds. Falco naumanni breeds just outside the IBA.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site.

Protected areas
National High International None15 ha of IBA covered by SÝT (Uyuz Gölü, 15 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uyuz Lake. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.