|Location||Greece, Ionian Islands|
|Central coordinates||19o 55.00' East 39o 27.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3|
|Altitude||0 - 496m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information Korission and Antinioti lagoons are important for cormorants, herons and ducks, while Lefkimi lagoon is important for shorebirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (passage), Aythya nyroca (passage), Aquila clanga (wintering).
Site description The site covers four separate coastal wetlands in Corfu. These include brackish lagoons (Korission, Antinioti, and Chalikopoulou), saltpans (Lefkimis) and freshwater marshes and sand-dunes (Korission-Antinioti).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Egret Casmerodius albus||winter||-||100-300 individuals||-||A4i, B1i, C2||Least Concern|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||winter||-||400-1,000 individuals||-||B1i, C3||Least Concern|
|Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris||passage||1974||1 individuals||good||A1, C1||Critically Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|ALYKI LEFKIMIS (KERKYRA) - GR2230003||Birds Directive||243||protected area overlaps with site||242|
|LIMNOTHALASSA ANTINIOTI (KERKYRA) - GR2230001||Birds Directive||188||protected area overlaps with site||174|
|LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) - GR2230002||Habitats Directive||2,292||protected area overlaps with site||1,030|
|LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) KAI NISOS LAGOUDIA - GR2230007||Birds Directive||1,051||protected area overlaps with site||1,032|
|PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI APO KANONI EOS MESONGI (KERKYRA) - GR2230005||Habitats Directive||888||protected area overlaps with site||133|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing brackish and salt water||-|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Other urban and industrial areas||-|
|Coastline||Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats; Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The main threats are from water management and drainage and intensive tourism development. Chalikopoulou lagoon is seriously threatened from infilling, urbanization and the expansion of an airport. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lagoons of Kerkyra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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