Güllük Bay

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i (2004)
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Area: 24,260 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high unfavourable negligible
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Site description
The delta of the Hamzabey and the Sarýçay streams, where they meet the Aegean Sea. The site consists of a 200-ha lagoon, two smaller lakes, reedbeds (Phragmites), Salicornia flats and Tamarix scrub. The lagoon is becoming less saline as a result of freshwater input. Agriculture now occupies most of the delta, and there is a basic fish-trap at the river mouth.

Key biodiversity
The site has lost most of its ornithological importance due to wetland drainage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Güllük Bay. Downloaded from on 07/03/2021.