Lake Agras

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1996 5-15 breeding pairs B2, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Oros Voras Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 79,178 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Kai Fragma Agra Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,389 protected area overlaps with site 945
Limni Agra Dimou Edessis Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,209 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Agra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,196 protected area overlaps with site 881
Elos--Limni Agra/Agra--Nisiou-Bryton Game Refuge 500 protected area overlaps with site 500


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Agras. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.