Cha Potami River

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, B2, C1, C6 (2012)
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Area: 7,896 ha

BirdLife Cyprus

Site summary
This site covers the valley of Ha-Potami River plus surrounding areas and hosts a variety of vegetation communities dominated by Olive and Carob trees and shrubland, creating a landscape mosaic attractive to a rich bird community. The site is of importance to birds of the open countryside, like Rollers and Long-legged Buzzards, while also being an Endemic Bird Area site with significant populations of the endemic Cyprus Wheatear and Cyprus Warbler.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cha Potami River. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.