Nestos delta and coastal lagoons

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 22,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site consists of a series of brackish lagoons and arable fields with fragmented patches of freshwater marsh, grassland, saltmarsh and forest. Human activities include agriculture, fishing, forestry and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, raptors and passerines associated with reedbeds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (wintering), Haliaeetus albicilla (5 resident individuals), Aquila heliaca (wintering), Gallinago media (25 wintering individuals), Larus audouinii (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nestos delta and coastal lagoons. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.