Episkopi Cliffs

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding - 15-25 breeding pairs B2
Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax LC resident - 20-60 breeding pairs A2
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding - 20-60 breeding pairs A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Episkopi Cliffs Game Reserve 0 protected area contains site 175


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Episkopi Cliffs. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/episkopi-cliffs-iba-cyprus on 27/02/2024.