A lagoon (max. 1,130 ha, max. depth 3 m) situated west of the River Ceyhan mouth, fed largely by groundwater, but augmented by river water during periods of flood. With the exception of a narrow strait it is separated from the sea by high sand-dunes. Extensive grasslands occur to the north. The water-level fluctuates to a lesser extent than in other lagoons in the çukurova delta, resulting in smaller areas of mudflat and saltmarsh. The strait holds a traditional fish trap.
Important for breeding and wintering waterbirds and as a migratory bottleneck site, where more 12,000 Ciconia ciconia regularly pass.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agyatan Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/02/2023.