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Agios Mamas Marsh

Chalkidiki  >  Greece

Small coastal wetland where you can see Greater Flamingo. But also many waders and other coastal birds.

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Most recent update 17 October 2021
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Description

Agios Mamas marsh is a small coastal wetland, located between Kassandra and Sithonia peninsula. An important location for breeding and passage waders. The wetland has sand-dunes and reedbeds. Many species of birds live here. Two of them, for which the area is protected are Collared Pratincole and Black-winged Stilt. These species are breeding here every summer. In winter you can see the impressive flocks of Greater Flamingo, which live there till spring. In 2020 Greater Flamingo also started breeding in Agios Mama, about 180 nests have been recorded. In Agios Mamas you can also see other bird species, such as Hoopoe, Red-rumped Swallow, Black-headed Bunting, Crested Lark, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike and many species of ducks, waders and birds of prey.

Details

Access

Easy accessible by car.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland

Conditions

Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring

Route

Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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