Mesaoria Plain

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2012)
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Area: 18,217 ha

BirdLife Cyprus

Site summary
This extensive site captures an important part of the central Mesaoria plain and is almost entirely dominated by cereal fields. Though more intensively managed and man-dominated than most other IBAs, it is the top breeding site on the island for three species typical of open, flat and dry landscapes: Stone Curlew, Crested Lark and Calandra Lark.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mesaoria Plain. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.