Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 15,300 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
A wetland complex of freshwater lakes and coastal lagoons, with reedbeds (Phragmites), wet meadows and saltmarsh.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds and raptors, and breeding species associated with reedbeds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (wintering), Haliaeetus albicilla (2-4 non-breeding individuals), Aquila clanga (5 wintering individuals), Aquila heliaca (wintering), Falco naumanni (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.