Oroklini Lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 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
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 2005-2011 < 50 breeding pairs B2
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2005-2011 20-75 breeding pairs C6
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 2005-2011 8-10 breeding pairs B2, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zoni Eidikis Prostasias Limni Oroklinis Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 56 protected area contained by site 56
Limni Oroklinis Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 53 protected area contained by site 53


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Oroklini Lake. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.