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Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 1997 2,300 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter - 800 individuals B1i, C3
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 1990 40 individuals A1, C1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1996 250-1,200 individuals B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1996 3,000-14,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT resident - frequent C6
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis LC winter - 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1995 1,150-6,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1996 1,500-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1996 2,000-29,000 individuals B1i, C3
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU winter - 500 individuals B1ii, C2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding - 80-130 breeding pairs B2, C6
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage - 400 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding - 50-150 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1996 45-550 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1995 120-250 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1995 350-700 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1995 2,350-3,300 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter - 2,200 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding - abundant B2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC resident - abundant B3, C6
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC resident - abundant B2
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 1995 5-15 breeding pairs B2, C6
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 2000 1 individuals A1, C1
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding - abundant B2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1997 400 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding - abundant C6
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster LC breeding - abundant B2
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding - abundant B2, C6
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding - common B2
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding - abundant B2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1996 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii, C4

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


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Xirolimni Dimou Aigeirou Katafygio Agrias Zois 192 protected area contained by site 192
Prostatevomena topia Ethnikou Parkou Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis Alla 25,932 protected area overlaps with site 0
Periochi oikoanaptixis Ethnikou Parkou Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis Alla 44,710 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Vistonida - Lagous Dimou Avdiron Katafygio Agrias Zois 4,717 protected area contained by site 4,717
Limnes Vistonis; Ismaris - Limnothalasses Porto Lagos, Alyki Ptelea, Xirolimni, Karatza Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 17,698 protected area overlaps with site 11,788
Limnes Kai Limnothalasses Tis Thrakis - Evryteri Periochi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 28,606 protected area overlaps with site 13,170
Lake Vistonis, Porto Lagos, Lake Ismaris & adjoining lagoons Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 24,396 protected area overlaps with site 12,585
Kompsatou Dimou Iasmou Katafygio Agrias Zois 3,710 protected area overlaps with site 2,613
Koilada Kompsatou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,493 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fanari-Porto Lagos Katafygio Agrias Zois 469 protected area overlaps with site 469
Ethniko Parko Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis - Periochi prostasias tis fysis Periochi prostasias tis fysis se ethniko parko 22,304 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ethniko Parko Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis Ethniko Parko 92,947 protected area overlaps with site 0
Delta Nestou Kai Limnothalasses Keramotis - Evryteri Periochi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,028 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis (Delta Nestou - Vistonidas - Ismaridas) National Park 93,135 protected area overlaps with site 13,638

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2022.