Mount Kantili

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1996 frequent B3, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Periochi Dafnonta Dimon Messapion Katafygio Agrias Zois 5,104 protected area overlaps with site 0
Palioplatana/Dafnontos--Pagontos--Kamaritsas Game Refuge 2,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Oros Kantili Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,189 protected area overlaps with site 0
Iera Moni Galtaki Game Refuge 900 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Kantili. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.