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        Abstract - Issue Sep 2017, 38 (5)                                                                                                             Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Bird diversity and conservation status in isparta province (Turkey)


Y. Öztürk

Department of Forestry, Golhisar Vocational School of Higher Education, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Gölhisar, Burdur, 15400, Turkey

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Key words

Bird diversity,


Conservation status,






Publication Data

Paper received : 30.08.2016

Revised received : 20.06.2017

Accepted : 28.06.2017



Aim: With its wetland areas, forests, high mountains and other habitat varieties, Isparta Province hosts many bird species. Furthermore, it provides birds with the opportunity of relaxation, breeding and accommodation in both the migration season and the rest of the period in a year due to its higly favourable geographical position and wetland areas. For this reason, the migration route of Northwest-South, which a part of the research area of this study is located, has great importance.


Methodology: The species were determined by Line transect and Point counts method. Besides direct sighting and identification, the observations were made using some signs and traces belonging to birds such as footprints, faeces, voices, shape of wings and feathers.


Results: As a result of the field surveys performed during four different seasons (Winter-Spring-Summer-Autumn), total 60.120 individuals and 266 bird species were determined. The research carried out during the period between 2013 and 2014, and during the period, 85 species were identified in the fields surveys of winter season, were categorized as 63 residents, 18 winter visitors, 3 summer visitors and 1 transit- winter visitor and while 83 of them were in the category of LC (Least Concern), one was located in the category of NT (Near Threatened) and 1 has been identified as VU (Vulnerable). During field surveys of spring season, 88 species consisted of 59 residents, 25 summer visitors and 4 transits, were categorized as 84 LC, 1 NT, 2 VU and one EN (Endangered), while total 115 species comprised 69 residents, 41 summer visitors, 4 transits and 1 transit-winter visitor were categorized as 113 LC, 1 VU and 1 EN during summer season. Including 68 resident, 6 winter visitors, 9 summer visitors, 2 transits, 2 transit-winter visitors and 1 resident -summer visitors, total 88 species were determined in the field surveys of the autumn season. Among them, 87 were located in the category of LC and one was identified as VU.


Interpretation: Kovada Lake National Park, Kızıldağ National Park, Gölcük Nature Park, Yazılı Canyon Nature Park, Başpınar Nature Park, Sığla Forest Nature Reserve Area in Kargı Village and Kasnak Meşesi Nature Reserve Area are located within the borders of Isparta. Destruction of natural habitats, due to agricultural practices and human activities occurring in those areas whereas other habitats, richness of bird species were affected. Eradication of these problems arising from human effect will be resolved with relevant conservation.


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