Atsas-Agios Theodoros Area

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
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 2005-2011 < 50 breeding pairs B2
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2005-2011 100-200 breeding pairs B2
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 2005-2011 30-50 breeding pairs C6
Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax LC breeding 2005-2011 500-1,000 breeding pairs B3
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding 2005-2011 50-249 breeding pairs B3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 2005-2011 50-100 breeding pairs B3

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)
Troodos Range to South West Shores Περιοχές Εξαιρετικής Φυσικής Καλλονής 238,818 protected area overlaps with site 0
Periochi Atsa - Agios Theodoros Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,924 is identical to site 2,924


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Atsas-Agios Theodoros Area. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.