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Faros Lefkimis Corfu

Faros Alykes Lefkimis Corfu Island

Faros Lefkimis ( Corfu ) & Alykes - Salt Wetlands - consists of a peninsula about 2000 acres in southern part of the island. They are one of the most important wetlands on the area which was used from the time of Anjou (13th-14th century) as a salt marsh. Now it belong to the Natura 2000 network as a Special Protection Area for birds and of ​​Conservation for habitats and species. More than 180 species of birds have been recorded in Alykes. Several of them are endangered or belonging to a protected status. Some typical types are Barbarians and Black-headed Gull in winter, the winged Stilts, the Kentish and Nanoglarona summer and Curlew Stint and spring. In recent years large numbers of flamingos appeared, surpassing the 3000 people of the village in May 2011. Several of these have been ringed as juveniles and so we know that these flamingos come from Spain, France, Italy.

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