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.
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).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kotychi lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021.