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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  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  1990  rare  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1995  common  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  

Habitats

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 http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014

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