You reach Boğaziçi Village when you turn right on the 25th km of Milas-Bodrum road and proceed for 2 km. The mythological name of the Boğaziçi Village is Bargylia. According to the legend told by Byzantine Stepahnus, Bellerefo the brave, gave the town his friend’s name Bargylos who died with a kick horse from his winged horse, Pegasos. In the 17th century, the village was providing salt to neighbor towns and cities, but lost this feature because of the alluvions brought by the Varvil streamlet.
Boğaziçi Village Tuzla wetland area hosts migratory birds in winter seasons. Among the birds that are feeding on a 380 hectare field, are particularly Pelicans. Gray duck, mallard, white-fronted goose, Hungarian duck, coot, heron, flamingo, goose, water fowl are also frequently seen.
Boğaziçi village runs along fishery, and one of the mist favored towns of tourism with the matchless nature and sea of Milas.
Tuzla Wetland Area is determined as an important bird area IBA (Important Bird Area) in 2001. In 2004, it’s taken into the protection context of National Wetland Area Commission and a management plan has been made. Wetland area covers an are of 380 hectares area and hosts about 3000 Flamingos every years and it’s a candidate for Ramsar Agreement. There are 118 types of birds reproducing here. Every year there are about 250 bird types in the area including the visiting birds.
Neigbor to the Halep Pine Natural Protection Area, and consist of wetland area, Tuzla Wetland area and Güllük fishgarth. Covers an area of a total 1180 hectares area with 380 hectares wetland area and 800 hectares Güllük fishgarth areas. Tuzla and Güllük are determined as an important bird area IBA (Important Bird Area) in 2001. The lightly salty and bitterish taste of Tuzla Lake and Güllük fishgarth, resides fishes, seaweeds and small living things as a food resource for the birds. Tuzla and Güllük hosts 200 Flamingos every year. When they take off as a drove, they form a magnificent view with their pink and black wings.
The birds in the area are: From the rare types Dalmatians (45) and white pelican, Fish Eagle, Grey Heron (around 230), goose types can be seen in Tuzla. In the muddy shallow areas there are about 3000 ducks in different types, Montenegro Seagull about 300, Chaffinch 50, 250 Great Egret, Pintail 155, northern shoveler 500, and Eurasian Widgeon about 90. Plover and from the rare species Terek sandpiper are also seen here.
Variety surrounding the lake, are providing living areas for other wild animals as well as birds. Generally, species such as water turtles, various types of snakes, wild boars, badgers, foxes, porcupines are vanishing one by one, where IBSs can still be seen. Abandoned salt marsh and Güllük fishgarth form a bowl with the underground waters, and wetlands must be considered as a single ecosystem.
Migratory birds, start to arrive at the end of October, at the beginning of November, with the weather getting cold. In December-January-February number reaches to its highest point. And at the end of February and at the begining of March, they start to migrate to North.
Tuzla and Güllük fishgarth are important accommodation and feeding areas.