A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Kotychi Lagoon and Salt Pan

At the southern end of the National park lies the Kotychi Lagoon, a vast permanent salt water area that is important for fish breeding, migrating birds and overwintering waders and waterfowl. There wasn't a great deal there yesterday in evidence but once again I did watch a marsh harrier a distance quartering the reeds. A kilometre or so south lies an old salt pan, now disused but impressive, and once the winter rains have filled it I imagine would collect some interesting species of birds.

Below; the marsh harrier at a distance....

Above; yellow wagtails and below, a common sandpiper.

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