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.
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).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2019.