Strymonas estuary

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A coastal river delta with saltmarsh, brackish coastal lagoons, wet grassland and reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the expansion of agriculture and increased industrial and tourism developments. The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None220 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Tsourakia-Gefyra Amfipolis/Amfipolis-Neon, 220 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Strymonas estuary. Downloaded from on 13/04/2021.