Filiouri valley and eastern Rodopi mountains

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 77,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site encompasses hills to the south-east of Mount Rodopi and the catchment of the Filiouri river. Vegetation cover is predominantly scrub with some grazed oak Quercus forest. Land-use is traditional and non-intensive.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding and passage raptors and species associated with forest and scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (breeding), Falco naumanni (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Filiouri valley and eastern Rodopi mountains. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.