NEW: Soner adds
Lapland Longspur and Siberian Accentor to the Turkish avifauna
FIRST TURKISH BIRDING TOUR BREAKS A RECORD
Highlights: Arctic Loon, Cory's Shearwater, Yelkovan (Levantine) Shearwater, Dalmatian Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant, Black Stork, Marbled Teal, Ferruginous Pochard, White-headed Duck, Lammergeier, Cinereous and Griffon Vultures, Imperial and Bonelli's Eagles, Lesser Kestrel, Lanner Falcon, Caucasian Grouse, Caspian Snowcock, See-see Partridge, Black Francolin, Demoseille Crane, Great Bustard, Cream-colored Courser, Terek and Broad-billed Sandpipers, Auduoin and Caspian Gulls, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Pallid Scops and Tawny Owls, White-throated (Smyrna) Kingfisher, Middle Spotted and White-backed Woodpeckers, Desert and Bimaculated Larks, Citrine Wagtail, White-spectacled Bulbul, Alpine and Radde's Accentors,Graceful Prinia, Mountain Chiffchaff, Moustached, Paddyfield, Caspian Reed, Marsh, Upcher's, Olive-tree, Eastern Bonelli's, Green, Eastern Orphean, Barred, Rueppell's, and Menetries' Warblers, White-throated Irania, Finsch's and Persian Wheatears, Bearded Reedling, Kruper's and Persian Nuthatches, Wallcreeper, Masked Shrike, Yellow-billed Chough, Rosy Starling, Spanish, Dead Sea, Yellow-throated and Hill Sparrows, White-winged Snowfinch, (Caucasian) Twite, Crimson-winged, Mongolian, Trumpeter, and Desert Finches, Gray-hooded, Cinereous, Cretzschmar's and Black-headed Buntings
Dr. Cagan H. Sekercioglu, avian ecologist, conservationist, tropical biologist, photographer, and ecotourism expert at Stanford University Center for Conservation Biology, organized and led with Soner Bekir, one of Turkey's leading birdwatchers, Turkey's first and most comprehensive birdwatching tour between May 27-June 19 2005 viagra online pharmacy. The tour took place in collaboration with Biyotematur, with the logistical help of Funda Ozevin and Ismet Aydogdu generic cialis. Eight participants from Canada, Great Britain, and USA contributed approximately 30,000 dollars to Turkey's economy and to the environmental programs of TEMA.