Coming on holiday to Turkey and looking forward to seeing some wildlife? It is always useful to know something about common wildlife in Turkey. Depending on what you are doing there are opportunities to see many different wildlife species. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then it is always worth packing a pair of binoculars in your suitcase. Here then are some examples of wildlife in Turkey.
If you are staying in one of the popular coastal towns such as Fethiye then it is likely you will see the resident pair of Pelicans as well as sea Turtles in the harbor. If you are hiking on the Lycian Way in spring or autumn, then t is likely you will come across tortoises. In the skies above birds of prey includes eagles, buzzards and hawks. Domestic goats roam the hillsides and small lizards warm themselves on big rocks. Red squirrels are common in the countryside and favor large olive trees.
Harder to see wildlife in Turkey are nocturnal animals such as porcupines and wild pigs. Evidence that they have been around though is easy to spot. Pigs disturb the soil where they are routing for bulbs and truffles. Porcupine quills are a common sight on the ground.
If you take a boat trip and go snorkeling then there are numerous fish, squid, starfish and sea turtles that you are likely to see. Less likely but possible are dolphins and seals. Some local beaches are protected in south west Turkey to allow the sea turtles to nest on them.
We love Turkey and believe you will too! At Bespoke Turkey we provide some wonderful and unique itineraries to help get the most from your holiday. We have a free PDF brochure to give you some ideas, available on request.
If you still cannot find what you are looking for then get in touch using our link here for contact form or email and we will arrange your own itinerary, just for you.
Istanbul, Cappadocia and Lycian Way – A superb holiday that was very well organised. Everyone we met was so welcoming…
DS group Australia
A quick belated note to say thanks for your help, kindness, nice meals and hospitality during my Lycian Way trek. Have been telling people what a great holiday it is.
Martin F. 2017 Dublin, Ireland
Really great hiking holiday, all transfers and accommodation very well organised, people so friendly, hope to return in the future…
Shelley S. group of 5, California, US
A wonderful honeymoon in Turkey! you have planned an unforgettable holiday for us, thank you.
Bespoke Turkey organised a great sightseeing holiday for us. We loved Turkey and the hospitality shown when we visited Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pammukale.
Ron & Shelley Ohio USA
Aysegul planned trip from Istanbul to Oludeniz. The hotels were well selected, the transfers and trips were excellent.
Mr Des S.
We stayed at Ashley & Ayse’s guesthouse, had a great holiday and a great time, their local knowledge was invaluable to us.
M Evans, group of 4, UK
What a holiday! One of the best we have ever had. Everything worked like clockwork and Aysegul planned the whole route to accommodate our concerns as to whether our 11 y old granddaughter could manage it. She did and loved it. It was all unforgettable.
Rachel and Richard L London
Lycian Way, great 10 day trek – wonderful hiking holiday, great food, hospitality, well organised, lots of fascinating sites, we’ll be back!
The Amblers, group of 7 UK
We had lovely holiday with you. Thanks for everything.
Jennifer & Richard-Australia
We were not sure what to expect at first but after a very warm welcome at the beginning, we were constantly impressed by the people and all the sites, great organisation and we will be back!