IBA criteria met: A3, B2, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 2,600 ha
Site description (baseline)
An eutrophic freshwater lake largely covered by reed Phragmites. In recent years the lake has been almost completely drained.
This is an important area for breeding herons. Breeding birds include nine of the 21 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Mediterranean biome.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Dystos. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1050 on 10/06/2023.