Famagusta Lakes

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 2005-2011 50-249 breeding pairs B2
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC breeding 2005-2012 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2005-2011 2-10 breeding pairs C6
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 2005-2011 2-10 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Other -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

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