Psili Ammos lagoon, Samos

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC resident 1996 10-12 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ygrotopoi Samou (Alyki, Glyfada, Kampos Choras) Prostatevomenos fysikos schimatismos, prostatevomeno topio kai stoiheia tou topiou 207 protected area overlaps with site 0
Samos: Paralia Alyki Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 307 protected area overlaps with site 45
Samos: Alυkι Psilis Ammou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 43 protected area contained by site 30
Argyrou, Psili Ammos Dimou Vatheos Katafygio Agrias Zois 364 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Lagoons -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Psili Ammos lagoon, Samos. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.