GR047
Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains


Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 33,000 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
Two freshwater lakes, Mikri and Megali Prespa, in a mountainous area. The lakes have extensive reedbeds (Phragmites) and small areas of wet meadow. The site lies adjacent to Albanian IBAs 003 and 004 and to site 006 in the FYR Macedonia.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (3 breeding pairs).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2020.