Lake Stymfalia

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,309 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A lake partly fed by springs and drained by underground streams and by a canal. In some years the lake dries up and is used for cultivation. The surrounding area is a mixture of scrub and agricultural areas. Human activities include arable agriculture, stock-raising and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Stymfalia. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.