Year of compilation: 2000
A mountain with a variety of habitats including conifer forests, subalpine grassland, scrub, cliffs and arable land.
This is an important site for raptors and passerines typical of Mediterranean scrub and forest.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are the burning of vegetation, expansion of the road network, and hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
Partial5,300 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Samos: Oros Kerketefs-Mikro kai Megalo Seitani-Dasos Kastanias kai Lekkas, 6,400 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Kerkis, Samos. Downloaded from
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