Evros delta

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 19,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A coastal wetland complex formed by the delta of the River Evros on the Greece/Turkey border (adjacent to Turkish IBA 001).

Key biodiversity
A very important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, raptors and passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (breeding, passage), Oxyura leucocephala (wintering), Haliaeetus albicilla (breeding, wintering), Aquila heliaca (non-breeding), Falco naumanni (passage), Larus audouinii (non-breeding). The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 5,000 Ciconia ciconia regularly pass.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Evros delta. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.