Mount Nemrut

Kahta  >  Turkey

Mount Nemrut is an ancient burrial tomb with giant statues. The mountainous site holds many Cinereous Bunting, Red-tailed Wheatear, Shore Lark.

Added* by Leo Linnartz
Most recent update 12 February 2020


High altitude species and East-Turkish specialities are common at this place, like Cinereous Bunting, Red-tailed Wheatear, Shore Lark, Red-fronted Serin, Common Rock Thrush, etc. The valleys contain species like White-spectacled Bulbul, Black-headed Bunting and White-throated Robin



From the tiny town Karadut take the Nemrut Dagi Yolu right to the top. Park your car somewhere before the road gets to steep. Walk towards the top. Cinereous Bunting are everywhere along the road.

Terrain and Habitat



Hilly , Rocky , Mountainous , Dry , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Although this is a touristic site, not many people visit the area and tourists are mostly concentrated around the tomb and statues, leaving a vast area just for you as a birdwatcher.

As the area is located in Kurdish area of Turkey, visiters should inform themselves about the current political situation before trying to visit the area.

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