Because of the streams and small rivers coming from the mountain, throughout the year, this area is a paradise for birds and other wildlife.


A wide variety of birds in this area and in our garden, here’s a few we often see;

  • Bee-eater
  • Goldfinch (flocks)
  • Long tail tit
  • Buzzards
  • Water rail (winter)
  • Black cap, Blue rock thrush
  • Scops owl, Black redstart
  • Syrian woodpecker
  • Storks
  • Shrikes
  • Hoopoe
  • Collared dove
  • Cetti’s warbler
  • Black headed warbler
  • Jays
  • Rock nuthatch
  • Snow finches
  • Vultures
  • The White throated kingfisher
  • and several Imperial eagles.


  • The Scarce swallowtail is abundant here
  • along with Red admirals
  • and oleander hawk moths.

Other wildlife

Other wildlife living on our mountain, although most are seldom seen unless your camping high up, include;

  • Porcupines
  • Badgers
  • Jackals
  • Mountain hare
  • Pine martins
  • Red squirrels
  • Fat door mice. (Lynx spotted last summer)


Although not as popular with most people, this area is perfect for many lizards and snakes. Common species include;

  • Whip snakes, (Large black and Dahl’s)
  • Vipers (Ottoman and Nose Horned)
  • Terrapins, Chameleons and Agama lizards


The Location & Climate offers superb variaty of wild flowers including many endemic ones and orcihds. Best time to see wild flowers is between February-May when nature is blooming on the hills of Akdag mountain.

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