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Location Greece, Central Macedonia
Central coordinates 23o 20.00' East  40o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Area 633 ha
Altitude 0 - 4m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A small coastal wetland with standing water, sand-dunes, and reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key Biodiversity This is an important location for breeding and passage waders.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1996  70-300 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2  Not Recognised 
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris passage  1987  1 individuals  good  A1, C1  Critically Endangered 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1996  20-50 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B2, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LIMNOTHALASSA AGIOU MAMA - GR1270004 Birds Directive 633 is identical to site 633  
LIMNOTHALASSA AGIOU MAMA - GR1270004 Habitats Directive 633 is identical to site 633  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 40%
not utilised -
military -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agios Mamas marsh. Downloaded from on 31/01/2015

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