Amorgos island

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 12,100 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
The easternmost island of the Cyclades. A rugged, rocky island, including Mount Krikelos. The south-east of the island has steep cliffs. Vegetation cover includes scrub, maquis, phrygana and remnant Quercus forest. A number of rocky islets fall within the site. Human activities include livestock-farming, tourism, fishing, and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding and passage raptors, and species associated with cliffs and scrub.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Amorgos island. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.