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Nestos delta 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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1996 200-1,300 individuals B1i, C3
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter - 26 individuals A1, C1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage - abundant A1, C1
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU winter 1996 400 individuals B1ii, C2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding - abundant B2, C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding - abundant C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1996 120-500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1996 10-35 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1996 abundant A1, C1
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1996 250-1,800 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC resident 1996 common B2, C6
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC resident - max 50 breeding pairs B1i, C2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1996 150-3,300 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1996 20-40 breeding pairs C6
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC resident - 40-70 breeding pairs B2
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 1993 25-33 breeding pairs B2, C6
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 2000 rare A1, C1
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 1996 20-100 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding - 300-700 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1996 80-450 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 1997 4-16 individuals A1, C1
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding - 10 breeding pairs B2
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus LC resident - abundant B3, C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage - abundant A1, C1
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 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


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Thalassia Periochi Kavalas - Thasou Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 75,686 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Thalassia Periochi Kavalas - Thasou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 75,686 protected area is adjacent to site 0
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
Perifereiaki zoni Ethnikou Parkou Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis Periferiaki zoni Ethnikou Parkou 188 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nestos delta & adjoining lagoons Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 21,930 protected area overlaps with site 19,749
Kotza Orman Nestou Dimou Topeirou Katafygio Agrias Zois 8,302 protected area contained by site 8,302
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 Kai Nisos Thasopoula Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,774 protected area contained by site 14,587
Delta Nestou Kai Limnothalasses Keramotis - Evryteri Periochi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,028 protected area overlaps with site 20,444
Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis (Delta Nestou - Vistonidas - Ismaridas) National Park 93,135 protected area overlaps with site 20,267

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
water management -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nestos delta and coastal lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.