Western Milos, Antimilos and Polyegos islands

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 11,000 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The site is dominated by maquis, phrygana and limited arable land. A small lake and some saltpans are included. There are many mines and quarries.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for migrating waterbirds and species associated with coastal cliffs and scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca, Falco naumanni (5 breeding pairs), Larus audouinii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Milos, Antimilos and Polyegos islands. Downloaded from on 20/05/2019.