Oroklini Lake

Year of compilation: 2012

Site description (baseline)
A small but significant brackish wetland in the Larnaca district, Oroklini Lake has notably high breeding numbers of both Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus). The natural wetland is also significant for breeding Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus). The marsh - a precious remnant of what were historically far more extensive seasonal wetlands -is also an important migration site for many wetland and other species, and hosts locally rare breeders such as Little Tern (Sterna albifrons), Common Tern (Sterna
hirundo), Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) and Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina). Oroklini Lake is the only known breeding site for the last species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Oroklini Lake. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.