2-day bird watching tour to Demirkazik
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About this activity
Departure Location: Side
Event days: Monday Thursday
Tour duration (Approx - including transfers): 2 Days
Guiding & Support: English
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Printed or mobile voucher: Both is accepted.
Cancellation policy: Flexible
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Vegetarian & Vegan meal: Available
Experience: No experience required
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Tour ID: 472
Highlights | Overview
- Caspian Snowcock
- Radde`s Accentor
- Red-fronted Cool
- Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch
- White-winged Snowfinch
- White-throated Robin
2-day bird watching tour from Side
We will depart from Side before sunrise and arrive in Akseki region. Here we will first observe the Krüper`s Nuthatch. Afterwards, we will go up a little higher from here and look for Olive-tree Warbler and Eastern Orphean Warbler in the gardens. On the way, we will also see the Eastern Bonelli`s Warbler.
We will continue our way up past the mountain village and look for the rock nuthatch on the way. In the meantime, if we are in the appropriate season, we will look for the Rüppell`s Warbler, Black-headed Bunting, Ortolan bunting and Cretzschmar`s Bunting. According to the season, we can see bird species that have not reached higher altitudes at an altitude of 1200 meters. Other species we will come across on the way are the White-throated Robin, Chukar Partridge, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Booted Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, and Northern Goshawk.
In April, when the snow has not yet melted, we will go to the section where the road is open. We will be able to see Alamecek and Horned Lark at the snow border. In this region, we will be able to see the Finsch`s Wheatear in April. The golden eagle nesting at 1500 meters will be another species we can see. It is also possible to see Sombre tit and Coal tit in the same area.
After a half-day Akseki observation, we set out for Demirkazık region. Our route; Akseki, Bozkır, Karaman, Eregli and Demirkazık. We settle into the pension in Demirkazık and if the time is right, we go in search of Eurasian Eagle-Owl. Dinner and overnight at the hostel.
The next morning, we get up at 3:30 and have a light breakfast and with a mountain route that will take approximately 40 minutes, we arrive at the point where we can observe Caspian snowcock and other high mountain birds. We stay here for about 2 hours and return to the hostel. There is a high probability of seeing Chukar Partridge on the way back.
After an autumn breakfast at the pension, we set out for the Sultan marshes, 60 km away. After observing the Sultan marshes for about 2 hours, we go back to Akseki. On the way, we will stop from time to time for bird watching, depending on the season.
By the time we reach Akseki, it will be dark or close to dark. As it gets dark, we will go about 25 km in search of the brown fish owl. Finding brown fish owls can sometimes be early, sometimes very late. Therefore, the return to Side may be late at night.
- Hotel pickup and all transfers from Side
- Observation up to 1800 meters in Akseki region
- Dinner and accommodation in the hostel
- Transfer to the observation point for Caspian snowcock
- 2nd day breakfast at the hostel
- Nighttime brown fish owl observation on day 2
- Drinking water during the tour
- Birdwatching Guidance
- Observation equipment
- Personal expenses and extra drinks
- 1st day breakfast
- 1 and 2 nd day lunch
- 2 nd day dinner
Pick Up Place
Pick up Point
Details to know
2-day bird watching tour in Akseki and Demirkazık regions
Camouflage clothing is recommended.
Higher elevations can be rainy and cold. It is recommended to bring a jacket suitable for the season.
The brown fish owl is searched and observed at night with a torch. Unfortunately, it is not permissible to use a camera flash.
2-day bird watching route
- Departure from Side / depending on the season between 05:00 and 06:00)
- 07:00 - 12:00 Bird watching in Akseki region between 1100 meters and 1800 meters (if the road is closed due to snow, observation is made at that point by walking where the road is closed)
- 12:30 Quick lunch
- 13:00 Arrival in Demirkazık via Akseki, Bozkır, Karaman and Eregli and settling in the pension
- 03:30 Transfer to high mountain point for Caspian snowcock on day 2
- 09:00 Breakfast at the hostel
- 09:45 Departure to Sultan marshes
- 12:30 Return to Akseki
- 21:00 Brown fish owl observation at night
- 00:00 Return to Side