Lakes Chortarolimni and Alyki, Moudros gulf, Diapori fen and Fakos peninsula, Limnos

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
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1996 850 individuals B1i, C3
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC resident 1996 8 breeding pairs B2, C6
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1996 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1996 20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1996 45 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 220 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, 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)
Poliochni-Thymarelia (Livadochoriou-Agiou Dimitriou-Atsikis) Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,057 protected area overlaps with site 357
Plá¿-Korakia-Parthenomytos (Moudrou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 689 protected area overlaps with site 0
Palaiokastro-Alepotrypes-Voutsadika (Panagias-Plakas) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,344 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nisides Kai Vrachonisides Limnou: Nisos Sergitsi Kai Nisides Diavates; Kompio, Kastria, Tigani, Karkalas, Prasonisi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 115 protected area overlaps with site 10
Limnos: Chortarolimni - Limni Alyki Kai Thalassia Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,314 protected area overlaps with site 3,333
Limnos; Limnes Chortarolimni Kai Alyki, Kolpos Moudrou Elos Diapori Kai Chersonisos Fakos, Nisos Sergitsi Kai Nisides Diavates Kompiokastria, Tigani, Karkalas, Prasonisi Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 42,758 protected area overlaps with site 12,542
Komi-Tourles-Chortalimni (Romanou-Roussopouliou-Kalliopis) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,121 protected area contained by site 1,121


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
military -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lakes Chortarolimni and Alyki, Moudros gulf, Diapori fen and Fakos peninsula, Limnos. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.