Cape Aspro

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6 (2012)
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Area: 744 ha

BirdLife Cyprus
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
The precipitous, coastal, chalk cliffs of Cape Aspro are a small site of great importance as one of only two nesting sites for Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae) in Cyprus. The open, scrubby areas immediately behind the cliffs that the falcons make their nest on are important as feeding areas for these birds. The site also hosts breeding Mediterranean Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii), though not in great enough numbers to meet any qualifying criteria.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Aspro. Downloaded from on 20/01/2022.