Yeniçağa Lake hosts bird watchers, photographers


House to 264 hen species, the Yeniçağa Hen Sanctuary within the northwestern province of Bolu’s Yeniçağa district hosts many photographers and hen watchers yearly throughout migration season.

Perched on an space of two,780 decares, which is below the safety of the Normal Directorate of Nature Conservation and Nationwide Parks, Yeniçağa Lake is visited by 1000’s of birds of 264 species corresponding to cranes, widespread rosefinch, honey buzzard, ruddy shelduck, fish eagle and flamingo yearly throughout migration seasons.

Birds that go to the lake throughout migration seasons lay eggs and incubate there. Amongst these birds, the crane, imperial eagle, white-tailed eagle and corncrake are the main hen species that accommodate and incubate within the lake.

The lake, which is residence to greater than half of the 465 hen species residing in Turkey, was a draw for hen watchers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hen fans and photographers who come to this hen paradise, positioned two-and-a-half hours from Istanbul and two hours from Ankara, spend hours there to {photograph} and observe the birds across the lake.

Talking to state-run Anadolu Company, hen watcher and photographer Ergin Arar stated that he works in Bolu and does hen watching in his spare occasions. Stating that he has been taken with birds since his childhood, Arar stated, “The singing and species of birds have all the time aroused curiosity. With pictures, I began researching them.”

Mentioning that Yeniçağa Lake is a hen sanctuary that ranks second in measurement after Manyas within the northwestern province of Balıkesir, Arar stated, “House to cranes, that are broadly talked about in Anatolian tradition, Yeniçağa Lake hosts numerous birds, in addition to widespread rosefinch, sedge warbler and tangle picker birds. These birds lay eggs right here and so they by some means proceed their lives after elevating their infants.”

Stating that there are over 460 hen species at the moment residing in Turkey, Arar stated, “Bolu is residence to almost 250 of them. Since I began pictures, I’ve photographed 150 of them. Photographs of all of them are in my archive. I’m planning a examine to ebook these birds with the help of official establishments.”

Arar famous that the birds could be watched from the bird-watching towers, including, “Individuals’s journey tradition has been bettering in recent times. In the event that they need to embody small hobbies on this journey tradition and need to take images and see the birds, they’ll come right here. They will have a look at the character of this place.”

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