Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,390 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
Two eutrophic lakes at the foot of Mount Verno. They are surrounded by extensive reedbeds (Phragmites). Beyond the lakes is a mosaic of woodland, pastures and arable fields.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species that breed in reedbeds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (non-breeding), Gallinago media (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.