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.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lakes-cheimaditis-and-zazari-iba-greece on 28/11/2023.