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Paralimni Lake This is an IBA in danger! 


Year of compilation: 2012

Site description
Paralimni Lake is a highly seasonal natural wetland in the Famagusta district that retains significant bird interest, but could with little doubt be of even greater importance given more protection and sympathetic management. The site suffers seriously from disturbance. It is among the ‘top 5’ breeding sites for the Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) and is also significant for breeding Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus). Other breeding species are Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), while the wetland is also a notable migration site for both wetland and other species.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paralimni Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2022.