Lake Amvrakia

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
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1997 50-1,200 individuals B1i, C3
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage - 20-50 individuals B1i, C2

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)
Petalas/Amfilochias--Kechrinias--Papadatou--Stanou Game Refuge 1,330 protected area overlaps with site 0
Petalas (Amfilochias-Kechrinias-Papadatou-Stanou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 14,724 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Amvrakia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,960 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Amvrakia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,229 protected area overlaps with site 1,579


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Amvrakia. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.