Mount Dikaios, lake Psalidi and Alyki lagoon, Kos

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 9,916 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountain dominated by maquis and Pinus and Cupressus forest. The IBA also includes two coastal wetlands with reedbeds (Phragmites), a lagoon and saltmarsh.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (passage), Larus audouinii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Dikaios, lake Psalidi and Alyki lagoon, Kos. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.