Brown fish owls at Oymapinar lake in Manavgat

Özcan Kılıç is the founder and general manager of Vigo Turizm travel agency. He started his tourism profession in 1991 in Side. He is still running this business. Özcan Kılıç heard about the presence of fish owls in Manavgat Oymapınar dam lake in 2011, thanks to a Dutch bird watcher (Mr. Rink Geene), and thus began birdwatching activities. He has made many bird observations in Oymapınar dam lake and in Manavgat and Akseki regions until today. He continues his birdwatching studies as a hobby and a support for ornithologists. Until today, he has observed and photographed a total of 233 bird species only in Manavgat and Akseki regions. Özcan Kılıç's goal in 2021 is to increase the number of species observed to over 300.

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