MARINE AND COASTAL BIRDS OF THE ISTANBUL STRAIT

Marine and coastal birds of the Istanbul Strait

Asaf Ertan

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), P.O. Box: 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

The Istanbul Strait is an important bird area where 61 bird species can be observed during the year. In this study, 40 marine and coastal birds easily observed and identified in the Istanbul Strait are presented.

Keywords: Istanbul Strait, sea birds, bird migration.

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