Ornithofauna of Ardahan Province (Turkey)

Azizoğlu E., Adızel Ö.

Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.9, no.2, pp.711-718, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-718
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes



In this research, bird species in Ardahan Province were examined. The research which kept nearly two years occurred between February 2017 and June 2018. Consequently on the observations 175 species and 2 subspecies were listed in 43 families. It was discovered that 40,7% (sp:72) of these species were residant, 27.7% (sp: 49) were summer visitors, 9.0% (sp: 16) were winter visitors and 22.6% (sp:40) were transit migrant species. Last assessment of these bird species consedering to IUCN criteria; it was seen that 1 species were EN (Endangered), 9 species were NT (Near Threatened), 5 species were VU (Vulnurable), 159 species were LC (Least concern) and 3 species was not in scope. In addition, important bird areas (Kura River, Çıldır Lake, Aktaş Lake, Putka (Sazara) Lake, Kuşuçmaz Lake, Lavaş Lake, Göle Plain and Ardahan Forests) were observed in Ardahan Province.

Keywords: Ardahan, Birds, Ornithofauna, Wetland.