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Spot Flamingos in the Sultan Marshes

Storks, spoonbills, herons: The Sultan Marshes, near Nigde, has them all. And in summer, the fringes of its twin lakes turn pink in a cloud of flamingos. The village of Ovaciftlik serves up basic accommodations where you can arrange boat trips out into the marshes. If you prefer to walk, bring sturdy shoes (there are snakes in the long grass). Goreme, Avanos, and Urgup travel agencies arrange bird-watching excursions; just be aware that the prices are pretty high unless you come in a group.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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