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Kompsatos valley


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter - 20-40 individuals A1, C1
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus LC resident 1996 common B3, C6
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata LC breeding 1990 rare B2, C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1995 common B2, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Prostatevomena topia Ethnikou Parkou Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis Alla 25,932 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Potamos Kompsatos (Nea Koiti) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 468 protected area contained by site 424
Periochi oikoanaptixis Ethnikou Parkou Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis Alla 44,710 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Limnes Kai Limnothalasses Tis Thrakis - Evryteri Periochi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 28,606 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Koilada Kompsatou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,493 protected area contained by site 16,000
Kechrou - Kerasias Koinotitas Kechrou Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,833 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ethniko Parko Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis Ethniko Parko 92,947 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kompsatos valley. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kompsatos-valley-iba-greece on 24/02/2024.