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Location Greece, East Macedonia and Thrace
Central coordinates 25o 7.00' East  41o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 16,000 ha
Altitude 20 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A deep river valley surrounded by hills with deciduous forest, scrub and grassland. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus winter  20-40 individuals  medium  A1, C1  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus resident  1996  common [units unknown]  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  1990  rare [units unknown]  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1995  common [units unknown]  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
KOILADA KOMPSATOU - GR1130012 Birds Directive 16,601 protected area contains site 16,000  
LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI - GR1130009 Habitats Directive 29,456 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
POTAMOS KOMPSATOS (NEA KOITI) - GR1130007 Habitats Directive 424 protected area contained by site 424  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  75%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  10%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
forestry 50%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kompsatos valley. Downloaded from on 23/04/2014

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