Northern Syros

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1997 common B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Voreia Syros Kai Nisides Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,903 protected area contained by site 0
Syros: Oros Syringas Eos Paralia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 804 protected area overlaps with site 702
Ano Meria (Syrou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 251 protected area contained by site 0
Akro BD Pleura/Ano Syrou Game Refuge 300 protected area contained by site 300


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Syros. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.