Lake Kastoria

Country/territory: Greece

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

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Kastoria. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.