Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Akgöl: A Safe Haven for Migratory Birds

Akgöl: A Safe Haven for Migratory Birds

Akgöl, a vital migration route for numerous bird species in central Konya, has become a cherished destination for migratory birds, including majestic flamingos, and for both birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, offering a glimpse into the captivating world of avian life.


Nestled within the heart of Ereğli, Akgöl's reed beds provide essential shelter and incubation areas for these bird species.


Osman Nurullah Berk, an academic advisor and research assistant at Selçuk University's Bird Watching Society, highlights Akgöl's significance and said, "The recent surge in migratory bird populations within the region has made Akgöl the 'bird paradise' of the country."


Berk emphasized the practicality of having a bird-watching tower strategically positioned to oversee the landscape, allowing nature lovers to effortlessly observe the avian life and savor the natural beauty.


Mehmet Salih Açar, expressing his delight during his trip to the reserve, mentioned that he came to the marshes based on a friend's suggestion and was delighted to see countless flamingos accompanied by their young ones. He characterized the area as a stunning haven for birds and emphasized the significance of reconnecting with the wilderness.


Yalçın Savran, another admirer of nature, shared that he makes regular weekend visits to Akgöl whenever he can, emphasizing his profound admiration for the pristine environment.