Mount Taygetos

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 70,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A mountainous area with Pinus and Abies forests, treeline ecotone habitat and maquis.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors and species associated with open montane habitats. Breeding birds include seven of the 21 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Mediterranean biome.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Taygetos. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.