Iran is considered to be a warm and dry country and because of this each year, many immigrant birds escape the severe cold in the northern parts of the world and come to Iran. Lagoons, beaches, and lakes all over the country. These are the type of places in which they take shelter.
One of the most important places that migratory birds travel to is the Miankaleh Lagoon in Mazandaran province; an international lagoon, which serves as a bird sanctuary in this part of the country.
The lagoon is considered to be a part of the Miankaleh Wildlife Refuge. A natural sanctuary for land and sea wildlife. Various types of birds are found in this area, including a wide range of migratory aquatic birds such as flamingos, Dalmatian pelicans, swans, ducks and all types of geese.
Plus if you’re lucky you can find a Western marsh harrier, a white-tailed eagle, a ring-necked pheasant, an Asian francolin or even some bee-eaters.
In addition, this particular lagoon is also a place for rearing and breeding various fish such as common carp, mullet, white fish, zander, and all types of sturgeon. In the end, this lagoon plays an important role in preserving the Caspian Sea wildlife and the local people’s livelihood and income.
Geographical location: Miankaleh lagoon is located on a peninsula of the same name. A narrow peninsula that has the Caspian Sea to its north and the Gulf of Gorgan to its south.
And also it happens to be in the vicinity of Zaghmarz Lapoo Wetland. In the east, it reaches Ashuradeh Island and from there it connects to Bandar Torkaman.