Kalogria lagoon, Strofylia forest and Lamia marshes

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 6,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A coastal wetland with saltmarshes, brackish lagoons, extensive reedbeds (Phragmites), sand-dunes, and Pinus forest. Human activities include arable agriculture, stock-raising, fishing, hunting, and recreation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important IBA for passage migrants and breeding and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering), Aythya nyroca (minimum 30 passage individuals), Aquila clanga (wintering), Falco naumanni (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kalogria lagoon, Strofylia forest and Lamia marshes. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023.