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

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.