Lake Ohrid

Country/territory: North Macedonia

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3 (2008)
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Area: 24,850 ha

Macedonian Ecological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A large inland freshwater lake in a mountain basin, part of which is in Albania (see Albanian site 002).

Key biodiversity
No data are available for breeding season. The International Waterfowl Census counts (in the Macedonian sector) in winter 1987 and 1988 recorded (1988 data unless stated) Tachybaptus ruficollis (1,090), Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis (70), P. aristotelis (10), Cygnus olor (100 in 1987), Aythya ferina (7,050), A. fuligula (2,200) and Fulica atra (32,100).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Ohrid. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.