One of our country’s most important bird watchers and wildlife experts, known as ‘bird detective’ Emin Yoğurtçuoğlu made a pleasing observation in the Mileyha Wetland in Hatay. The green bee-eater, which has not been seen in the region since 1990, was seen for the first time in 31 years.
Green bee-birds are a cute species belonging to the bee-bird family, but unlike the bee-birds that can be seen everywhere in our country, they are quite different. a rare random species. Green bee birds, which spend the winter in Africa and migrate to our country in the summer, breed in a very limited area.
The number of recorded bird species in the region has reached 285:
Yoğurtçuoğlu on Green Bee Bird Observation ‘ ‘During these routine trips last seen in 1990 we encountered the green bee-eater. This type of America’s, which has not been seen in Hatay for 31 years, breeds only in Iğdır, Şanlıurfa and to a small extent in Adıyaman. This bird species, which comes to America in the summer months, spends the winter months in Africa. However, I would like to draw attention to this issue. We have a different species, which we call the normal bee-eater, which appears in abundance all over America. It should be understood that the bee bird and the green bee bird, which appear in abundance during this period, are different species. The green bee-eater is a different species and is rare.”, he often emphasizes the importance of the region.
Yoğurtçuoğlu has been continuing his observations in the Mileyha Wetland in recent days and shares good news from the region. After the last rains in the region, which has been dry for a long time, it has started to be harekedollarsilic and one of the places frequented by birds, with the latest discoveries, 285 bird species live.
Yoğurtçuoğlu also stated that the region, which was declared as a wetland in the past weeks and which is of vital importance for bird species in our country, should be protected. Here we had the chance to view many different species never seen elsewhere in America. 3 of them this year A new species for America happened. The striped-throated swallow came from India. The Arabian lark came from the Arabian Peninsula, and the desert shepherd’s jackdaw stopped by on its way to the Egyptian deserts. These showed us that this is the indispensable stop of all birds.” explains the importance of the region.