Serifos island

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 2001-2010 9-21 breeding pairs A1, C1
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 2005 57 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Serifos: Paraktia Zoni Kai Nisides Serifopoula; Piperi Kai Vous Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,391 protected area overlaps with site 0
Notia Serifos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,754 protected area overlaps with site 2,914
Kentarchos-Galini (Serifos) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,121 protected area contained by site 0
Kentarchos--Galini/Serifos Game Refuge 800 protected area contained by site 800
Chora-Agia Kyriaki (Serifos) Katafygio Agrias Zois 226 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chora--AG. Kiriaki/Serifos Game Refuge 200 protected area contained by site 200


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Serifos island. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.