Agios Efstratios island

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
A remote island and the surrounding rocky islets in the northern Aegean Sea. The dominant vegetation is phrygana.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding seabirds, raptors and for passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (passage).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats come from grazing of scrub and forest and from deliberate burning of the phrygana. The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Agios Efstratios island. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.