Turkey, which is situated at the meeting point of three continents, forms a bridge between the reproductive areas of birds in the north and their winter nests in the south. One of the most important stops of the birds along this route is Izmir Cesmealti. This area was declared a natural heritage region in 1985, and this has offered the possibility of natural and cultural activities.
"Kus Cenneti", Bird's Heaven National Park, near Bandirma, is another important example where natural and cultural values coexist. This area provides different environments. Bird's Heaven is a real heaven for both bird-loves and ornithologists. Important places where different bird types exist include: Buyuk Menderes Delta, Lake Seyfe (near Kirsehir), Sultan Marshes (near Kayseri) and Goksu Delta (near Silifke).