Kerkini is a freshwater reservoir with reedbeds (Phragmites), some wet forest, and arable land.
A very important area for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds and raptors and breeding and migratory passerines. The site is valuable as a foraging area for raptors nesting elsewhere. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (non-breeding, 2-4 wintering individuals), Aquila heliaca (1-3 wintering individuals), Falco naumanni (passage), Gallinago media (wintering).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kerkini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2019.