Information About Kuscenneti National Park
Kuşcenneti National Park; It is located to the northeast of the Manyas Kuşgölü in Balıkesir in the Marmara Region. Manyas, Gönen, Bandırma are between.
In 1975, the Council of Europe awarded the Class A European Diploma because of the richness of birds in the national park of international importance and the successful conservation practice within the definition of national park. This diploma was renewed in 1981-1986-1991 and 1996. This diploma was suspended in 2004 and returned in 2006. Then the renewal period of the diploma was extended until 2011.
Bandırma Kuşcenneti National Park, which has a special place among the natural beauties of our country, is located on the northeast coast of Kuşgölü. Kuşcenneti is reached by a 3-kilometer road that deviates from the 15th kilometer of the Bandirma-Balıkesir highway to the south. Kuşcenneti is the smallest of the national parks in our country. Within the expanded area, there are 16400 hectares of lake area and the majority of the other lands are treasury land. Despite its small size, Kuşcenneti is one of the national parks that attract the most visitors. Bandırma Kuşcenneti'nın present place Istanbul University Faculty of Science Chair of the Chair of Zoology Prof.Dr. It was discovered in 1939 by Curt Kosswick and his wife Leonore Kosswick. As a result of the work of Kosswick, which calls this place “Bird's Paradise arasında, the value of this beautiful paradise was understood in a short time and in 1952 İ.Ü. A research station was established by the Institute of Hydrobiology. In 1959, it was taken into the forest regime by the Ministry of Forestry and was declared a National Park.
Visiting hours are 09:00 - 18:00. Full entry is 5 TL (2015). You can stroll about 10 diorama in the main hall of the publicity building, exhibiting birds found in the park. In a separate room you can watch live views of various spots of the national park from the 5 large LCD screens. Finally, you can get high quality binoculars for your identity in the promotion building. There is an observation tower 200 meters from the publicity building. You can go up the stairs to the top floor and watch the birds with the binoculars from the windows. The most recommended visit time is April, May and June.
Lake; It is an important breeding area for the small cormorant, crested pelican, small vulture, night fisherman, tern and spur. White pelicans are fed in the area during the migratory period, crested pelicans, dwarfs and small cormorants in winter. Cobitis puncticulata, which lives in fresh inland waters and is endangered globally, lives only here on earth. Crayfish hunting is also done in the lake.
According to the counts of 266 bird species determined; 64 of them are hatching regularly every year, 22 species come to National Park during migration and the remaining 178 species visit.
Freshwater lobster (Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz), found in the lake, is exported. While 150 tons of crayfish were hunted annually, the resulting disease reduced the crayfish stock. In recent years the effect of the disease has decreased and hunting has started to increase. The economic catch of the fish living in the lake are as follows; carp, crane, bow, freshwater pennant, herring.
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