Gallikos estuary and Kalochori lagoon

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,800 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A coastal delta, with salt and freshwater marshes and lagoons.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds and other passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (passage), Aythya nyroca (passage), Aquila clanga (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gallikos estuary and Kalochori lagoon. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.