Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2012)
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Area: 16,856 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A large bay with a shallow brackish zones, small freshwater marshes, saltmarshes, and saltpans. Human activities include agriculture, salt production, stock-raising, fishing, hunting, and recreation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for migratory and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (maximum 15 wintering individuals), Aythya nyroca (passage), Aquila clanga (wintering), Falco naumanni (breeding), Gallinago media (passage), Larus audouinii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.