Famagusta Lakes

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2012)
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Area: 448 ha

BirdLife Cyprus

Site summary
An extensive, though fragmented, complex of fresh and brackish marshes and pools on the outskirts of Famagusta town. The site attracts a wide range of waterbirds, notably breeding Black-winged Stilt and Spur-winged Lapwing. The lakes are also the only known breeding site for Glossy Ibis in Cyprus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Famagusta Lakes. Downloaded from on 16/10/2021.