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Küçük Menderes Delta, Hakim Hill
Küçük Menderes Delta is a delta formed in Kuşadası Bay, northwest of Selçuk district, where Küçük Menderes River flows into the sea. The delta, which has been mostly converted into an agricultural area, includes dunes, reeds, wide marshes (Eleman and Akgöl marshes), a freshwater lake (Çatal Lake) and a lightly salty lake (Gebekirse Lake). The delta is surrounded by maquis, agricultural fields, willow and olive groves. The edges of the lakes are covered with reeds (Phragmites spp.). In most of the swamps, Tamarix is the dominant species. The surrounding highlands are covered with maquis, fields, willow and olive groves. The dominant peak is the area where the Küçük Menderes River flows into the sea and the large swamps and reeds. Bird species on the shore are observed with the help of telescopes or binoculars. In addition, at the peak and along the line, water hen (Gallinula chloropus), great reed (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), reed-reed acrocephalus scirpaceus, and reed bull (Cettia cetti) crowing are heard and seen. At this point, water bird counts are carried out in January every year.