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Location Greece, Central Macedonia
Central coordinates 22o 46.00' East  41o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude 145 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description Lake Doirani is fringed with reedbeds (Phragmites) and riverine forest. The site lies adjacent to site 010 in the FYR Macedonia.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for wintering waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  1994  76 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1988  112 individuals  good  A1, C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LIMNI DOIRANI - GR1230003 Birds Directive 2,126 protected area contains site 2,126  
Mouries Oak and Ash Forest Natural Monument 9 protected area contained by site 14  
YDROCHARES DASOS MOURION - GR1230002 Habitats Directive 775 protected area contained by site 775  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Shrubland Scrub  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -

Protection status National Low International None9 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Mouries Oak and Ash Forest, 9 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Doirani. Downloaded from on 19/04/2015

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