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.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Filiouri valley and eastern Rodopi mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/filiouri-valley-and-eastern-rodopi-mountains-iba-greece on 24/09/2023.