IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2004)
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Area: 25,096 ha
|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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A large, stream-fed saline lake (max. depth 110 m) of tectonic origin situated in a closed basin. Extensive alluvial flats lie to the north-east and south-west. The lake is flanked by forested hills and mountains; its near surrounds are under agriculture. To the west of the main lake there is a little freshwater lake, Soganli lake, where White-headed Duck is suspected to breed.
The IBA is very important for wintering waterbirds, and is the single most important wintering site for Oxyura leucocephala (over two-thirds of the world wintering population), with large numbers occurring throughout the year except during the breeding season.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burdur Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023.