A small coastal lagoon east of the town of Aegio, with reedbeds (Phragmites), saltmarsh and shingle-beach. The site is popular for recreation.
The site is important for overwintering ducks, migrating waders and other passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (5-25 passage individuals), Larus audouinii (5-35 passage individuals).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are disturbance from recreation and limited infilling. The area is a candidate SAC.
National Partial International None20 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Limnothalassa Alykis Aigiou, 100 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alyki lagoon, Aigio. Downloaded from
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