• Birds in Ruins

    22 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Our 9-day trip to Turkey in September was short, and it was not about birding. Even so, our short stay did allow me contact with a good number of habitats. The historic center of Istanbu l offered urban and coastal birds. The wetlands of Izmir's bay were full of flamingos and other shorebirds. Several days later, I saw woodland birds in a forested valley.
    Our hosts wanted us to see at least one of Turkey's biblical sites, along with a small archaeological site in the center of Smyrna that we had visited. It wasn't practical to make a side trip to Ephesus, the crown jewel of this...
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