Alyki lagoon, Aigio

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A small coastal lagoon east of the town of Aegio, with reedbeds (Phragmites), saltmarsh and shingle-beach. The site is popular for recreation.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for overwintering ducks, migrating waders and other passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (5-25 passage individuals), Larus audouinii (5-35 passage individuals).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are disturbance from recreation and limited infilling. The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None20 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Limnothalassa Alykis Aigiou, 100 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alyki lagoon, Aigio. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.