Strymonas estuary

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage - 250 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter - common A1, C1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tsouraki-Gefyra (Amfipolis) Katafygio Agrias Zois 149 protected area contained by site 0
Ekvoles Strymona Dimos Orfanou Katafygio Agrias Zois 260 protected area contained by site 0
Ekvoles Potamou Strymona Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,274 protected area overlaps with site 1,297
Ekvoles Potamou Strymona Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,274 protected area overlaps with site 1,297


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Strymonas estuary. Downloaded from on 06/03/2021.