Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 2005-2008 1-4 breeding pairs B2, C6
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 2005-2008 500-1,400 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU non-breeding 2005-2009 800-1,100 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii, C1, C2
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1993 34-39 breeding pairs C6
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2005-2008 frequent B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Oros Olympos Lesvou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,812 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Notiodytiki Chersonisos; Apolithomeno Dasos Lesvou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,748 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lesvos: Kolpos Kallonis Kai Chersaia Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,805 protected area overlaps with site 5,041
Lesvos Paraktioi Ygrotopoi Kai Kolpos Kallonis Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,780 protected area overlaps with site 2,821


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Lagoons -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.