Reservoirs of former lake Karla

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,200 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A complex of seven shallow artificial lakes constructed at the bottom of the former Lake Karla.

Key biodiversity
A site of great importance for migratory and overwintering waterbirds and foraging raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering), Aquila clanga (wintering), Gallinago media (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reservoirs of former lake Karla. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.