Lagoons of Kerkyra island

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,100 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The site covers four separate coastal wetlands in Corfu. These include brackish lagoons (Korission, Antinioti, and Chalikopoulou), saltpans (Lefkimis) and freshwater marshes and sand-dunes (Korission-Antinioti).

Key biodiversity
Korission and Antinioti lagoons are important for cormorants, herons and ducks, while Lefkimi lagoon is important for shorebirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (passage), Aythya nyroca (passage), Aquila clanga (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lagoons of Kerkyra island. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.