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Tunesia

Breeding

 

19841

1994/951

 

330

350

 

 1 Schulz, H. 1999. Der Weltbestand des Weisstorchs (Ciconia ciconia) – Ergebnisse des 5. Internationalen Weisstorchzensus 1994/95. In: Schulz, H. (eds)(1999) : Weissstorch im Aufwind? – White Storks on the up? Proc. Int. Symp. on the White Stork, Hamburg 1996 – NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.), Bonn : 335-350.

 

Migration

 

Tunisia is not situated on a major migration route of European storks and thus the total number of migrants is limited to a few tens of birds. Small groups arrive at the end of the spring migration season in the area of Cap Bon in the northeastern part of Tunisia. Probably only a small number will survive the flight to Italy.

 

Wintering

 

Storks are rarely observed in Tunisia in the months of November and December (Lauthe).


Turkey

Breeding

 

19841

1994/951

 

?

?

 

 1 Schulz, H. 1999. Der Weltbestand des Weisstorchs (Ciconia ciconia) – Ergebnisse des 5. Internationalen Weisstorchzensus 1994/95. In: Schulz, H. (eds)(1999) : Weissstorch im Aufwind? – White Storks on the up? Proc. Int. Symp. on the White Stork, Hamburg 1996 – NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.), Bonn : 335-350.

 

Migration

 

600.000 to 650.000 storks pass on autumn migration through Turkey. Most storks pass in August and the beginning of September along Istanbul in a southeasterly direction. By crossing the Bosphorus at Istanbul the birds avoid crossing the Sea of Marmara, a small number of storks flies trough the Dardanelles. The storks follow a narrow flyway from Istanbul to the Gulf of Iskenderum in southeast Turkey. They cover this distance in about 3 days.

 

On their spring migration the storks follow the autumn route in a northwesterly  direction from the Gulf of Iskenderum towards Istanbul.

 

Wintering

 

Only a very small number of storks tries to stay in Turkey during the winter months. It seems that these are mainly weakened or injured birds.

 

More info

 

Information on the protection of birds in Turkey.

http://www.dhkd.org