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Kuzey Cem's 2019 Turkish List (1 Viewer)

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
Just wanted to keep this here as well. Turkish ticks in bold.

01/01 - Around my house, Ankara
1) Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
2) Rock Dove Columba livia
3) House Sparrow Passer domesticus
4) European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
5) European Serin Serinus serinus
6) Great Tit Parus major
7) Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
8) Common Blackbird Turdus merula
9) Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
10) European Greenfinch Chloris chloris
11) Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

02/01 - En route to campus, Ankara
12) Crested Lark Galerida cristata
13) Western Jackdaw Coloeus monedula

02/01 - Uni. campus, Ankara
14) Common Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
15) Goldcrest Regulus regulus

03/01 - Uni. campus, Ankara
16) European Robin Erithacus rubecula

04/01 - Around my house, Ankara
17) Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

04/01 - İncek, Ankara
18) Rook Corvus frugilegus

11/01 - Uni. campus, Ankara
19) Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
20) Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

16/01 - Çayyolu, Ankara
21) Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

17/01 - Uni. campus, Ankara
22) Redwing Turdus iliacus

17/01 - Çayyolu, Ankara
23) Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

20/01 - Around my house, Ankara
24) Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
25) Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
26) Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

23/01 - Around Bolu
27) Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

24/01 - Manyas Lake, Balıkesir
28) Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
29) Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
30) Northern Pintail Anas acuta
31) Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
32) Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmeus
33) Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris
34) Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
35) Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
36) Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
37) Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
38) Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
39) Gadwall Mareca strepera
40) Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
41) White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
42) Common Pochard Aythya ferina
43) Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata
44) Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
45) Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
46) Great Egret Ardea alba
47) Greylag Goose Anser anser
48) Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
49) White Wagtail Motacilla alba
50) Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
51) Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
52) Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
53) Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
54) European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
55) Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
56) Long-eared Owl Asio otus
57) Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
+ heard only Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti, Water Rail Rallus aquaticus, Little Owl Athene noctua

24/01 - Kocaçay Delta, Bursa
58) Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
59) White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
60) Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
61) Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
+ heard only Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor

25/01 - Istanbul city center
62) Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis

25/01 - Tekirdağ plains
63) Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
64) Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

25/01 - Vize, Kırklareli
65) Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
66) Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus

26/01 - İğneada, Kırklareli
67) Mute Swan Cygnus olor
68) Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope
69) Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
70) Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
71) Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
72) Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
73) Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
74) Arctic Loon Gavia arctica
75) Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
76) Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
77) European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
78) Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
79) Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
80) Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
81) European Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
82) Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
83) Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga
84) Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
85) Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
86) Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

26/01 - Vize, Kırklareli
87) Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

26/01 - Istanbul
88) Common Raven Corvus corax

30/01 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
89) Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
90) Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris
91) Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
92) Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus
93) Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
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kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
February

02/02 - At Deresi, Ankara
94) Coal Tit Periparus ater
95) Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
96) Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
97) Krüper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi
98) Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
99) Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
100) Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris

16/02 - At Deresi, Ankara
101) Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
102) Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea
103) Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
104) Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor

17/02 - Around my house, Ankara
105) Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
106) Eurasian Linnet Linaria cannabina

18/02 - Eymir Lake, Ankara
107) Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

21/02 - Around my house, Ankara
108) Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus
+ heard only Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
 
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kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
March

03/03 - Botanical Park, Ankara
heard only Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

05/03 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
109) Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
110) Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens
111) Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

19/03 - Seğmenler Park, Ankara
112) Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

22/03 - Antalya Airport
113) Common House Martin Delichon urbicum

22/03 - Manavgat, Antalya
114) Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax
115) Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
116) Little Owl Athene noctua
117) Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
118) Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
119) Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
120) Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
121) Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca
122) Eurasian Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
123) Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
124) Sand Martin Riparia riparia
125) Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
126) Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
127) Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe melanoleuca
128) Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
129) Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
130) Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
131) Rüppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli
132) Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
133) Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis
134) Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia

23/03 - Manavgat, Antalya
135) White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos
136) Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
137) Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis
138) Garganey Spatula querquedula
139) Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
140) Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
141) Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
142) Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
143) Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
144) Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
145) Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides
146) Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
147) Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
148) Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
149) Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla

26/03 - Eymir Lake, Ankara
150) White Stork Ciconia ciconia

28/03 - Around my house, Ankara
151) Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
152) Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
 

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
April

04/04 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
153) Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
154) Little Crake Porzana parva
155) Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
156) Ruff Calidris pugnax
157) Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni

12/04 - Ankara city center
158) Common Swift Apus apus

13/04 - İncek, Ankara
159) Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar

13/04 - Düden Lake, Konya
160) Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
161) Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
162) European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
163) Little Stint Calidris minuta
164) Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
165) Dunlin Calidris alpina
166) Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
167) Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
168) Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
169) Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
170) Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
171) Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
172) Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei

13/04 - Kozanlı Lake, Konya
173) Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
174) Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
175) Little Egret Egretta garzetta
176) Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
177) Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
178) Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
179) Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
180) Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
181) White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
182) Common Tern Sterna hirundo
183) Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
184) Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
185) Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
186) Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
187) Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon

16/04 - Uni. campus, Ankara
188) Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

17/04 - Around my house, Ankara
189) Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

21/04 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
190) Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
191) Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
192) Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
193) Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
194) Common Redshank Tringa totanus
195) Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

23/04 - Kozanlı Lake, Konya
196) European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
197) Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
198) Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
199) Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
200) Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata
201) Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis

23/04 - Düden Lake, Konya
202) Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
203) Black Tern Chlidonias niger
204) Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
205) Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
206) Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
+ heard only Common Quail Coturnix coturnix

23/04 - Kozanlı Lake, Konya
207) Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
208) Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus

28/04 - Around my house, Ankara
209) Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

28/04 - Uni. campus, Ankara
210) Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
 
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kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
May

01/05 - İncek, Ankara
211) Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina

04/05 - Boğazkent, Antalya
212) Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
213) Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
214) European Roller Coracias garrulus
215) Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida
216) Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
217) Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
218) Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
219) European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
220) Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
221) Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica

09/05 - Altınpark, Ankara
222) Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
223) Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes

18/05 - Around my house, Ankara
224) Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia

21/05 - Around my house, Ankara
225) Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

28/05 - Uni. campus, Ankara
226) Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
 

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
June

02/06 - Around my house, Ankara
227) Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

04/06 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
228) Little Tern Sternula albifrons
229) Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

07/06 - Eymir Lake, Ankara
230) Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
 

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
July

26/07 - Sarıbeyler, Ankara
231) Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
232) White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis
233) Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer
234) Eurasian Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris

27/07 - Kalamış, Istanbul
235) Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
236) Pallid Swift Apus pallidus

28/07 - Bosphorus
237) Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan
238) European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis

29/07 - Uludağ, Bursa
239) Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
240) Dunnock Prunella modularis
241) Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
242) European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
243) Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
+ heard only Tawny Owl Strix aluco

31/07 - Alaçatı, Izmir
244) Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
245) Black Stork Ciconia nigra
 
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kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
August

01/08 - Alaçatı, Izmir
246) Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea

02/08 - Alaçatı, Izmir
247) Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor

02/08 - Kültürpark, Izmir
248) Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

04/08 - Cunda Island, Balıkesir
249) Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus

06/08 - Bafa Lake, Aydın
250) Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata

18/08 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
251) Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

24/08 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
252) Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
253) Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus
254) Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea

25/08 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
255) Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

27/08 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
256) Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
 

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
September

02/09 - Eymir Lake, Ankara
257) Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops

04/09 - Mogan Lake, Ankara
258) Sanderling Calidris alba

15/09 - Eymir Lake, Ankara
259) Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

22/09 - Around my house, Ankara
260) Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
 

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
October

06/10 - Kozanlı Lake, Konya
261) Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
262) Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

06/10 - Velihimmetli, Ankara
263) Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii

26/10 - Kızılırmak Delta, Samsun
264) Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus
265) Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
266) Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
+ heard only Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus

27/10 - Kızılırmak Delta, Samsun
267) Western Barn Owl Tyto alba

28/10 - Kızılırmak Delta, Samsun
268) Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
+ heard only Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocoptes medius
 

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
November

09/11 - Yıldız Park, Istanbul
269) Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

10/11 - Menekşe, Istanbul
270) Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

10/11 - Karaburun, Istanbul
271) Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis

10/11 - Belgrad Forest, Istanbul
272) Marsh Tit Poecile palustris
273) Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocoptes medius
 

kuzeycem

Medicinal Birding
Turkey
Year at a glance:

- Overall I've seen 274 species and heard an additional 3. For my personal photography challenge, I've photographed 271 out of 274 (not photographed: Short-toed Snake Eagle, Eurasian Woodcock and Western Barn Owl).
- Of these, 11 were Turkish ticks. Common Quail would've been a lifer too had I seen it.
- The number of rarities and scarcities I've seen were higher compared to other years. The rarest birds were Blyth's Pipit (co-found, 10th for Turkey), Cyprus Warbler (c.15th record) and Tundra Bean Goose (c.20th record).
- This has been my highest year list to date.
- As usual being a student meant I could spend nowhere near the amount of time I've wanted to spend in the field. Not only were my birding trips very brief but they were also mostly confined to regions near Ankara. Not being able to visit the East or Southeast cost me a lot of potential year ticks (and lifers).
- Especially the period between mid May-end July was spent almost solely studying for my finals, which meant ridiculously low amount of year ticks, and plain birding in general. This is the period where I've missed the most number of potential year ticks. Had I been more free during this time I would've easily passed 300 without even going far from Ankara.
- The most glaring omissions include Grey Partridge, Common Pheasant, Common Crane, Jack Snipe, Little, Pallas's, Mew & Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Egyptian & Cinereous Vultures, European Honey Buzzard, Booted & White-tailed Eagles, Montagu's Harrier, Black Kite, Black Woodpecker, Merlin, Eleonora's Falcon, Woodlark, Horned Lark, Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Eurasian Treecreeper, Rosy Starling, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Blue Rock Thrush, Red Crossbill, Red-fronted Serin and Ortolan & Rock Buntings.
 
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