Kotychi lagoon

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2 (2000)
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Area: 2,700 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A small brackish lagoon separated from the sea by dunes and surrounded by patches of saltmarsh and agricultural land. Human activities include aquaculture, agriculture, and tourism.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (5-11 non-breeding individuals), Aythya nyroca (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kotychi lagoon. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.