World Migratory Bird Day 2015 is Being Celebrated at Karatas and Burdur Lakes

The 6th Regional Directorate of The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs is organizing the WMBD in Burdur, southwestern Turkey with increasing participation of GOs and NGOs each year.

Burdur Nature Conservation and National Parks Directorate is going to host the WMBD event with the participation of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University students, Turk Hava Kurumu Secondary School students and teachers, Burdur Birdwatching Society members, Lisinia Wildlife Rehabilitation Center team and volunteers, local people, GO and NGO representatives and press.

The WMBD celebration will take place in Lake Burdur, an important wetland for migratory birds and is one of the Ramsar Sites of Turkey. Another destination will be Karatas Lake, another very important wetland for birds in the southwest of Turkey.

The celebration will start with informing the participants about migratory birds and will continue with birdwatching at Karatas Lake and around Lake Burdur. Afterwards Lisinia Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Burdur will be visited and two rehabbed white storks will be released together.

BURDUR 37° 43' 36.8724" N, 30° 17' 19.9536" E
Start date: 
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 08:45
End date: 
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 15:45