IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iii, B2 (2004)
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Area: 15,050 ha
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Site description (baseline)
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.
Important site for breeding waterbirds, with large numbers of wildfowl occurring in late autumn and early spring (the lake freezes in winter).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mogan lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/753 on 10/06/2023.