GR028
Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas


Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 20,000 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A coastal wetland of small lagoons, sandflats, and alluvial forests dominated by Tamarix, Alnus, and Salix. Human activities include rice production, livestock farming, fishing and mussel culture.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage), Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Aquila clanga (1-3 wintering individuals), Gallinago media (passage). The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis (including Phalacrocorax pygmeus 5,000; Anas penelope 1,000; Calidris alpina 2,500; Larus ridibundus 7,000; Larus cachinnans 5,000).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2019.