Sultan Marsh Bird Paradise

Did you know Cappadocia, the land of fairy chimneys is also neighbour to a another very important ecosystem, best known for its birds? Sultan Marsh, 1.5 hours to Cappadocia is one of the largest and most important wetlands and ecosystems of Turkey and also the world. The number of species of birds, both predators and warblers, that visit, winter or breed in this area and its environs, where fresh and saltwater ecosystems are found side by side is around300 and the region, turned into a national park in 2006, is under protection. It is possible to watch flamingos, spoonbills, white pelicans, glossy ibises, different heron and egret species in the marsh. Also, Ovaçiftliği Village by the marsh is a lovely small residential area to visit.