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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).

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds.

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 Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  common  A1, C1  Least Concern 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Strymon delta. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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