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Situated at the junction between the Büyük Menderes river and the Aegean, the delta comprises lagoons (separated from the sea by a narrow sandbar), extensive salt-steppe and mudflats. A north-south running motorway forms the eastern border of the IBA; west of this salt-steppe has been partially converted to arable land. To the north the delta is bordered by the hills and mountains of the Dilek peninsula. Human activities include cattle- and sheep-grazing.
The area is important for breeding and wintering waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Büyük Menderes Delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/06/2021.