Kallonis gulf

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 11,300 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kallonis gulf. Downloaded from on 20/08/2019.