Lower Kalamas gorge

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A gorge with alluvial forest and surrounding hills covered by phrygana. The site includes a small wetland. Human activities include stock-raising, arable agriculture, quarrying and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for raptors and species found in phrygana. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (non-breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lower Kalamas gorge. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.