The Kotychi lagoon and Strofylia area are a haven for birds. The area ranks top in Greece for migratory Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus) with up to 1000 birds a day, Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) may be seen up to 9000 birds a day, Wood Sandpipers (Tringa glareola) up to 1150 a day and Marsh Sandpipers (Tringa stagnatilis) up to 200 a day).

One of the most important nesting sites for the Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, 150-180 pairs), the Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola, 70-90 pairs) and the Little Tern (Sterna albifrons, 100 pairs). The area is a nesting site of protected songbirds such as Bearded Tits (Panurus biarmicus), Short-toed Larks (Caladrella brachydactyla) and Olive-tree warblers (Hippolais olivetorum).

An all-year round shelter for significant numbers of all nine European heron species, there could be up to 1000 birds a day. The area is also a birdwatching paradise for the following: Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis), Cream–coloured Coursers (Cursorius cursor), Dotterels (Charadrius morinellus), Great spotted Cuckoos (Clamator glandarius).

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