A spring-fed wetland dominated by reedbeds (Phragmites) and surrounded by arable agriculture.
The site is important for species breeding in reedbeds and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mati wetland of Tyrnavos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2020.