GR048
Lake Kastoria (Orestiada)


Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 3,400 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
An inland freshwater lake with the town of Kastoria on its shore. Around the north-western part of the lake an area of riverine forest remains.

Key biodiversity
An important foraging area for Pelecanus crispus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (passage).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kastoria (Orestiada). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2019.