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.  

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

We started !

We started the field works of the project. During the week, we came together with children for birdwatching and visited the locations that the raptor intensity is high. We visited the Keskin Dam with children from Sakin Okul’s workshops. Despite the cold and rainy weather, we observed Spoonbill, Ruddy Shelduck, Great Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe,