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Part of the Ilgaz mountain range that stretches 160 km on a south-west/north-east axis, forming the boundary between the wet Black Sea region and the dry Central Anatolian plateau. The IBA encompasses the highest and most intact parts of the range, including the two Ilgaz passes. Pinus and Abies forest covers large areas, with alpine grassland and rocky habitats at higher altitudes. A ski-resort is located within the National Park.
This is an important site for breeding raptors. Other breeding species of interest include Tadorna ferruginea, Dryocopus martius, Irania gutturalis, Sitta krueperi and Serinus pusillus.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: İlgaz Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.