Kalamas delta

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 8,531 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
The site comprises a canal with a delta of mudflats, saltmarshes, and lagoons. Two low hills are covered with dense scrub. Much of the area has been reclaimed for arable farming.

Key biodiversity
This site is important for breeding, passage and overwintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage, wintering), Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Aquila heliaca (wintering), Gallinago media (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kalamas delta. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.