Turkey is one of the most fascinating countries in the Western Palearctic for birds. The country is strategically located between Europe and Asia, and is a meeting point for a variety of biomes. Its position and the large variety of habitats have contributed to the accumulation of an impressive national list of 474 species (and counting!).
Specialities and rarities include Yelkouan Shearwater, White-headed Duck, Purple Swamphen, Caucasian Black Grouse, Caspian Snowcock, See-see Partridge, Audouin's Gull, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Brown Fish Owl, Pallid Scops Owl, four species of vulture, Rüppell's Warbler, White-throated Robin, Krüper's Nuthatch and Red-fronted Serin, to name only a handful.