Lake Seyfe Bird Sanctuary

Lake Seyfe Bird Sanctuary

Lake Seyfe is 30km from Kirsehir, 220km from Ankara, and at the bottom of a tectonic pit in the Mucur district. There are many islands within Lake Seyfe and on these islands birds incubate eggs.

Lake Seyfe Bird Sanctuary

Tumulus around the lake, natural flora surrounding the lake, scenery of turquoise lake, and magnificent imaginariness formed by crowded bird groups have the potential of bringing many people to the area by improving the substructure which gives the opportunity of tourism.

As a result of many observations, it has been determined that there are 186 bird species in the lake. Certain groups of birds, such as flamingos, provide interesting views for bird watchers and hunting is forbidden in this body of water.

The lake is a first degree natural site area. The protection of the natural structure and ecological character of the area was pledged in an international level by Ramsar Agreement in 1994 (an agreement about water sites which has been international importance). The area includes 10700 hectares with continuous and temporary lake area.