Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,008 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A small coastal wetland near Istiea, fed by freshwater springs and streams, with two lagoons, and riverine forest.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (6-10 passage individuals), Falco naumanni (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.