The Club Asteria Belek is a hotel located on the southwestern coast of Turkey. It's surrounded by lots of green landscapes, being mainly golf courses and a river, which makes it a perfect environment for nice birding when in the area. A beautiful bird found in the area, and even the symbol of the Belek region, is the Barn Owl. Common species found around the resort are Hoopoe, White-spectacled Bulbul, European Turtle-Dove, Masked Shrike and Northern Wheatear. During migration, anything can turn up here. On the beaches, you have a chance of seeing Yellow-legged Gull, waders and typical shorebirds.
You can park your car at the resort. There are plenty of walking trails.
Terrain and HabitatGrassland, Scattered trees and bushes, Mountain, Sea, Beach, City/village
ConditionsMountainous, Sandy, Hilly, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Summer
RouteUnpaved road, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Boğazkent bird sanctuary 25 km east at the mouth of the river Koprucay, where more than 250 bird species have been found. For more info see http://alanyaantalya.com/bogazkent-bird-sanctuary