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Location Greece, Central Macedonia,East Macedonia and Thrace
Central coordinates 23o 50.00' East  40o 48.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Area 1,300 ha
Altitude 0 - 2m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society



Site description A coastal river delta with saltmarsh, brackish coastal lagoons, wet grassland and reedbeds (Phragmites).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  250 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus winter  common [units unknown]  A1, C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
EKVOLES POTAMOU STRYMONA - GR1260002 Birds Directive 1,297 is identical to site 1,297  
EKVOLES POTAMOU STRYMONA - GR1260002 Habitats Directive 1,297 is identical to site 1,297  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  40%
Coastline Lagoons; Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 30%
urban/industrial/transport 10%
water management 30%

Protection status National Partial International None220 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Tsourakia-Gefyra Amfipolis/Amfipolis-Neon, 220 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Strymon delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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