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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).

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agios Mamas marsh. Downloaded from on 28/08/2014

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