Mogan lake

Country/territory: Turkey

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iii, B2 (2004)
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Area: 15,050 ha

Protection status:

Doga Dernegi
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 high near favourable medium
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Site description
A nutrient-rich, stream-fed freshwater lake (max. 759 ha, max. depth 2.5 m) 20 km south of Ankara. Reedbeds (Phragmites) fringe much of the lake shore, with marshland and wet meadows to the south. The town of Gölbaþý is situated on the north-east shore. Numerous holiday homes have been constructed overlooking the lake, which is also popular for rowing, sailing and angling.

Key biodiversity
Important site for breeding waterbirds, with large numbers of wildfowl occurring in late autumn and early spring (the lake freezes in winter).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mogan lake. Downloaded from on 22/09/2020.