Bird watching tour from Side Turkey


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Birdwatching in Side Turkey. Turkey is situated at the crossroads of 3 continents, and also creates a bridge for numerous types of birds between their breeding areas in the north and their winter nests in the south. The shortest terrestrial link between Eastern Europe and Africa pass through Turkey.

About this activity

  • From 01.03.2021 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  • Total Tour Duration (with transfers): 12 Hours
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Accepted
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  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Experience: No experience required
  • Tour Guiding: English , Turkish
  • Tour ID: 32
  • Departure Location: Side
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  • White throated Robin
  • Krueper's Nuthatch
  • Red Fronted Serin
  • Finsch's Wheatear
  • Olive-tree Warbler
  • and more...
  • Bird watching tour in Side
  • Bird watching tour in Antalya
  • Birds of Turkey
  • Bird species of Turkey

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Birdwatch Turkey

Full day Bird watching tour in Side

It may be quite good for you to spend 1 day on a bird-watching tour during your holiday in Side

Situated on the world's most important bird migration routes, Turkey is home to more species than all of the bird species in Europe.

When we take into consideration the range of bird sorts in Turkey, each migratory and in addition non-migratory, we are able to see that Turkey is an one-of-a-sort location for watching birds. There are two important factors for this wealth, Turkey's variety of varied ecosystems in addition to it is placement on bird's migratory programs. Plants like myrtle tree, Mediterranean medlar, oleander, blackberry, wild rose, spurge tree, tamarisk, spruce tree, kermes oak, thyme, wild mint, beech tree, bracken and ivy creates the bottom flora.

Bird watch in Side, Turkey

Approximately 50 billion birds migrate every year. 5 billion of them are made between Europe and Asia.

For centuries, migratory birds have followed large water bodies along the narrowest point on land. Bird migration path determined by the shortest terrestrial connection passes through Turkey. Migratory birds who have to cross the sea prefer the narrowest spots such as the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles. While gliding over high mountains, they also use lower passages such as Arhavi and Borcka-Artvin and Belen-Hatay. In the spring migration, migrating birds who reach Hatay by following the African Rift valley extension continue to migrate towards the northeastern and northwestern directions, crossing the Bosphorus to northern Thrace and the Balkans, and the other migrating group reach the Caucasus and further north through Artvin. In the autumn migration, they return to Africa on the same route.

Bird watching tour in Side, Turkey

It is not possible to compare the variety of birds in Europe with Turkey. There are 570 bird species in Europe. In Turkey it has been identified 502 types of birds in the last half a century, according to documents. 436 of them are seen very frequently. When you look at the European continent, Portugal as an example: there are 180 varieties of birds. Nonetheless, there are just 334 bird species in Antalya.

Daily Bird watching tour from Side Turkey

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The most important duty of man against nature is to protect nature and to ensure that it is sustainable. Beyond being a hobby, birdwatching also includes an important duty of man to nature. This task makes sense by reporting the observations and submitting them to the evaluations. Turkey is a very important country in terms of bird watching. Antalya has an important place among many important observation areas of the country. As Vigo Tours, we work with important observation programs on birdwatching tours from Antalya, and offer significant observation opportunities to European birdwatchers. Our goal is to achieve success in all target species and provide an efficient observing experience to the observers who choose us. Our birdwatching activities include not only daily tours from Side, but also optional multi-day tours. Multi-day bird watching tours with accommodation start from Side region and cover Akseki, Beyşehir, Demirkazık, Adana and Mersin Göksü regions. Additional zones can be added to the observation points upon request.

Birdwatching program with Özcan Kilic, birdwatching guide from Vigo Tours

07:00 Arrival at the first bird watching place near Side. Depending on the season and migration time, there will be at least 2 hours of bird watching.

After 2 hours of bird watching in the coastal and river area
We will move to Taurus Mountains bird watching points (75 km). The first stop will be for Krüper's Nuthatch, sombre tit and cool tit. According to the migration and breeding period, there will be search and bird watching for Olive-Tree warbler. Next will be searched for White-throated robin. These 2 bird species breed in this area, but they are hard to see because they are few in number.

Bird watching will be done at 5 observation points in the Taurus Mountains region, between 1000 and 1800 altitude, depending on the season. For snow finch and Krimson winged finch, the birdwatching day will be limited to 3 observation points in case of going to an altitude of 1800 meters. (Hilly, uphill and narrow mountain road takes time)

The Taurus Mountains region is quite satisfactory for bird watching during April and May and even until the first half of June. With the end of the breeding period and the flight of new generations from their nests, birdwatching in the region decreases in terms of numerical diversity. Birds are spread over a wide area in the post-breeding region, so birdwatching can be a bit difficult.

Birds that can be seen in the area:
Common black bird, Hooded Crow, Olivaceous warbler, Middel spotted woodpecker, Willow warbler, Golden oriole, Great tit, Collared flycatcher, Jay, Chaffinch, Mistle thrush, Red-rumped swallow, Masked Shrike, Hoopee, Rüppel's warbler, House sparrow, Red fronted cool, Linnet, Ortolan bunting, Short-toed larks, Corn bunting, Northern Wheatear, Black eared wheatear, Blackcap, Blue tit, Coal tit, Raven, Short-toed Snake-Eagle, Common Buzzard, Laughing Dove, Alpine swift, Lesser spotted woodpecker, Syrian woodpecker, Woodlark, Barn swallow, Red-rumped swallow, Common nightingale, Finsch's wheatear, Blue rock thrush, Wood warbler, Long-tailed tit, sombre tit, Western rock nuthatch, Red-backed shrike, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, European Serin, Cretzschmar's bunting, Olive-tree Warbler, Black-eared Wheatear, Booted Eagle, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Woodchat Shrike, Northern House-Martin, Black-headed Bunting, European Honey-buzzard, Short-toed Treecreeper, Balkan's Warbler, Red Crossbill, White-thro ated Robin, Little Owl, Sardinian Warbler, Peregrine falcon, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Bonelli's Eagle, Spanish Sparrow, Crimson-winged finch, Snow finch, Golden eagle, Gray Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow-billed Chough, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Isabeline wheater, white-backed woodpecker and maybe a little more ...

Price included

  • Pick up from hotels - drop off at hotels (in and around Side only)
  • Guiding
  • Birdwatching equipments
  • Food - Drinks

Know before you go

Pick Up Place

Pick-up and drop off from Side and hotels around Side is included in the price. An extra fee is charged for pick-up and drop off from hotels far from Side. Side and its surroundings are limited to a maximum of 10 km for pick-up and drop off. The extra fee is € 1 per km for distances greater than 10 km.

Pick up Point

Main entrance of the hotels (in Side only)

Event Days

01.03.2021 - 15.12.2021 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Important information

Full day bird watching tour from Side Turkey

At the night of the same day Fish owls can be watched by lantern lights from 21:00 (extra).

From Manavgat to Akseki area there are about 3 bird watching spots to be visited.

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Price list

Start: 01/03/2021 Finish: 15/12/2021

Location Person 12 >
Side € 80.00

Start: 01/03/2022 Finish: 15/12/2022

Location Person 12 >
Side € 80.00

Add-ons / Optional / Supplement Price
Additional person € 60.00
Pick up from Belek € 50.00

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