Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR093 Alyki lagoon, Aegion
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Criteria: B1i, C2
Coordinates: 38o 15' N 22o 6' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-0 m
Area: 32 ha

Site Description
A small coastal lagoon east of the town of Aegio, with reedbeds ( Phragmites ), saltmarsh and shingle-beach. The site is popular for recreation.

Habitats: Wetland (100%, Coastal lagoons; Fens, transition mires and springs; Salt marshes; Sand dunes and beaches; Shingle or stony beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: nature conservation and research (100%), tourism/recreation (60%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
20ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Limnothalassa Alykis Aigiou, 100ha).32 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) ALYKI AIGIOY(GR2320006).

The site is important for overwintering ducks, migrating waders and other passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (5- 25 passage individuals), Larus audouinii (5- 35 passage individuals).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Sterna nilotica Gull-billed Tern passage 1995 100 300 good B1i, C2

Conservation issues
The main threats are disturbance from recreation and limited infilling. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: filling-in of wetlands (medium), groundwater abstraction (unknown), industrialization/urbanization (medium), natural events (low), recreation/tourism (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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