Salt Lake welcomes thousands of flamingo chicks
The flamingos choose their breeding sites carefully, and especially favor the southern part of the lake, which is located on the outskirts of Eskil in the central Aksaray province.
Özge Balkız, Biological Diversity Protection Program coordinator at the Nature Protection Center in the capital Ankara, told Anadolu Agency that the Salt Lake is a wetland of great importance for flamingos in the vicinity of the Mediterranean and North Africa.
“There are many other lakes around where the flamingos can feed themselves,” she said.
Noting that the number of flamingos nesting in the area changes each year due to lake's water level, she added: “The flamingos' breeding success is mostly based on the water level of the lake.”