Lake Dojran

Country/territory: North Macedonia

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3 (2008)
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Area: 2,691 ha

Macedonian Ecological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
Shallow eutrophic lake, with extensive reedbeds extending into Greece (site 023) There is an intensive traditional fishing industry.

Key biodiversity
Formerly important for breeding waterfowl including Pelecanus onocrotalus, Egretta alba, Ardea purpurea, Cygnus olor and Oxyura leucocephala; however, no data on breeding species are available for recent years. The International Waterfowl Census counts in winter 1987 and 1988 recorded (1988 data unless stated) Gavia arctica (10), Podiceps nigricollis (40), Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis (10), Aythya ferina (1,150), and Fulica atra (6,350).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Dojran. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.