IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2 (2000)
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Area: 5,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
A shallow gulf which includes a river delta, coastal lagoons, freshwater marshes, rivers, streams, wet meadows, and reedbeds (Phragmites). Human activities include fishing, agriculture, water management, tourism, quarrying, and hunting.
The site is important for passage migrants and as a foraging area for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (up to 10 wintering individuals).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1134 on 03/06/2023.