Illegal Hunting in Hatay / Turkey

5 Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) and 2 Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) were killed by illegal hunters in Samandag / Hatay. Illegal hunters caught by rangers and fined a total of 60 thousands Turkish Lira, unlicensed weapons were seized. Kaynak / Source

Honey Buzzard

Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) is a migrant species. They are migrating in every migration season from their breeding sites to wintering sites. Unfortunately, thousands of them are becaming target of illegal hunting. Specially the Levant region is important death trap for thousands. Photos from the migration in Istanbul.

Imperial Eagle

Imperial Eagle is one of the most charismatic species in Turkey. IUCN RedList listed Imperial Eagle as vulnerable species. In Turkey, it’s estimated at higher numbers than known, but we need more research.

Hard part of the job

There is an another side of the work. Our dear team member Onur Okur and his colleagues Semra and Kumsal are working to care and feed almost 30 wild animals each day. They care each of them like a baby. Thank you very much for their great efforts.

A day full of Raptors!

We faced with extraordinary fieldwork yesterday with 14 Black Vulture, 3 Egyptian Vulture, 2 Long-legged Buzzard, Booted Eagle and Short-toed Eagle. It has been the most abundant day with raptors till today. Other significant species are Calandra Lark, Black Stork and Black-eared Wheatear. Thank you Boğaçhan Durmaz for his fellowship.

Ankara Çubuk Fieldwork

There are some photos from the early fieldwork in last week. We observed several important raptor species and found chance to chat with local people to talk about the project. We discovered new and unexpected areas in Ankara during the Turkey Breeding Bird Atlas works. The significant species are Golden Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, […]

Rufford Conference Turkey 2017

We joined “Rufford SGF – Mediterranean Conference in Turkey” organized by NATURA Nature and Culture Protection Society in Köyceğiz between 15-16 May. We presented our project and shared experiences with nature conservationists, scientists and researches from different countries. Thank you Dr. Okan Urker for his great efforts.

Sakarya Valley

We completed the fieldwork in Mayıslar village of Eskisehir. We carried out the early period of Bird Atlas and also we had chance to observe plenty of raptors. Significant species are Eastern Orphean Warbler, Woodchat Shrike, Black-headed Bunting, Black-eared Wheatear, and as raptors, Lammergeier, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Long-legged Buzzard.

18th Turkey Bird Conference

Raptors Conservation Action was in the 18th Turkey Bird Conference !The 18th Turkey Bird Conference was held in Eskikarağaç Village between 21-23 April with the participation of birdwatchers, researchers, academicians, activists and nature friends from all around of Turkey. For three days, we shared the details of our project and exchanged ideas with the researchers […]