LUTMAN'S THREE-WEEK FALL 2000 TRIP TO TURKEY

NOTE: Photos and pictures of birds are mostly from the excellent bird ID book "Birds of Europe, with North Africa and the Middle East,"
by Lars Jonsson. This book was an absolute requirement, in retrospect, and I almost lost it off the top of our car. Gasp.

MAJOR PEOPLE:
Sharon Lutman (my wife),
Tara Lutman (my older daughter) and her Turkish boyfriend Cihan [GEE-hahn] Agacayak
[ah-ah-CHI-ack, where 'CHI' rhymes with 'bye'] (Tara's Turkish boyfriend),
Kemal [keh-MALL] and Aysel [eye-SELL] Agacayak (Cihan's father Kemal and mother Aysel),
Metin [MEH-tin] and Canan [JAH-nahn] Erol (Cihan's sister Canan and her husband Metin)

MAP, ITINERARY:
Click here to see our driving path through a map of Turkey.

FLYOVER, CIHAN MEETS US AT THE AIRPORT

Rpt 1: September 17-18, San Jose to Munich flight. Munich to Istanbul flight. Istanbul to Golcuk

ON OUR OWN. AHHHH

Rpt 2: September 19, Golcuk to Bursa, with a trip to Uludag Mountain
Rpt 3: September 20, Bursa to Selcuk, birding Lake Iznik and Lake Uluabat on the way
Rpt 4: September 21, Birding Buyuk Menderes Deltasi and Lake Bafa a half-day. Touring Ephesus a half-day.

BIRDING OUR WAY TO ISPARTA, CIHAN'S PARENTS' HOME

Rpt 5: September 22-23, Southwest Turkey, the Mediterranean, Isparta.
Rpt 6: September 24-25, More Isparta, Lake Egirdir

THE MEDITERRANEAN TO KAPPADOKYA

Rpt 7: September 26-27, Isparta to Alanya, with Akseki side trip. Alanya to Goksu Delta.
Rpt 8: September 28-29, Birding Goksu Delta. Goksu Delta to Kappadokya, with Uzuncubarc in Mountains.
Rpt 9: September 30-October 1, Kappadokya, Sultan Sizligi Areas

TO ANKARA, CIHAN'S SISTER AND HER HUSBAND

Rpt 10: October 2-3, Kappadokya to Ankara. Ankara to Istanbul.

MEETING UP WITH TARA AND CIHAN IN ISTANBUL. ALL DONE.

Rpt 11: October 4-5, Touring Istanbul, Bosphorus Boat Trip, Fabulous Dining
Rpt 12: October 6-8, Covered Bazaar, to Golcuk, back to Istanbul. Goin' Home.

AND THE BIRDS

Rpt 13: October 9, Life Bird List (98 new birds)

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