Kuyucuk Lake

Country/territory: Türkiye

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2 (2004)
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Area: 389 ha

Doga Dernegi
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2016 near favourable medium medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A stream- and spring-fed freshwater lake (max. depth 13 m) situated on the high Kars-Akyaka plateau, in the centre of an open, undulating landscape. Emergent vegetation is sparse, although Phragmites does occur in more sheltered bays. Human activities include cereal production and stock-grazing. The Kar-Akyaka road bisects the north end of the lake.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding waterbirds.

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