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Some 400 species of bird are found in Turkey with about 250 of these passing through on migration from Africa to Europe. It's particularly easy to see eagles, storks,(beige) hoopoes (blue) rollers and (green) bee-eaters Enthusiastic bird-watchers should head East to Birecik, one of the last known nesting places in the world of the eastern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita). Also well off the beaten trail is Çıldır Gölü (Çıldır Lake) north of Kars in northeastern Anatolia. It's an important breeding ground for various species of birds. More readily accessible is the Göksu Delta, near Silifke, where some 332 species have been recorded -including the rare purple gallinule- and Pamucak, home to flamingos from February to March.