|Central coordinates||22o 28.00' East 37o 51.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C2, C6|
|Altitude||600 - 800m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A lake partly fed by springs and drained by underground streams and by a canal. In some years the lake dries up and is used for cultivation. The surrounding area is a mixture of scrub and agricultural areas. Human activities include arable agriculture, stock-raising and hunting.
Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||breeding||1996||2-10 breeding pairs||good||C6||Near Threatened|
|Ixobrychus minutus||breeding||1997||30-70 breeding pairs||medium||B2, C2, C6||Not Recognised|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Gidomandra/Laukas||Game Refuge||1,400||protected area overlaps with site||200|
|LIMNI STYMFALIA - GR2530002||Birds Directive||1,309||protected area overlaps with site||1,158|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Native coniferous woodland||11%|
|Shrubland||Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub||18%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater||40%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||38%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International None200 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Gidomandra/Laukas, 1,400 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Stymphalia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2015
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