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Lake Kerkini


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 1993 3-100 individuals A1, C1
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1996 85-550 individuals B1i, C3
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1996 12-110 individuals A1, C1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1996 130-1,200 individuals B1i, C3
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1995 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT resident 1995 frequent C6
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC winter 1995 22,000 individuals B1i, C3
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1995 31,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1996 110-150 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC resident 1996 55-120 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 1996 120-600 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1996 530-900 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1996 170-260 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1996 70-360 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Egretta garzetta NR breeding 1996 445-640 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1996 1,200 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1996 450 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1996 900 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC resident 1991 430 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1991 500 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1993 2,500 individuals B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC resident 1993 1,125 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage - 1,200 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1993 250 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1993 50 breeding pairs C2
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 1996 8-13 individuals A1, C1
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding - 10 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1995 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Techniti Limni Kerkinis - Oros Krousia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 79,454 protected area overlaps with site 10,689
Oros Beles Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,140 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Limni Kerkini - Krousia - Koryfes Orous Beles, Angistro - Charopo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 78,304 protected area contains site 15,266
Lake Kerkini and greater area National Park 78,316 protected area overlaps with site 14,789
Artificial Lake Kerkini Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 10,996 protected area overlaps with site 11,170

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
water management -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kerkini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2019.