Ikaria island

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 1996 5 breeding pairs B2
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1996 3 breeding pairs B2
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1996 abundant B2
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding - present A1, B2, C1, C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Nisos Ikaria (Notiodytiko Tmima) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,366 protected area overlaps with site 6,163
Ikaria - Fournoi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,036 protected area overlaps with site 4,827


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
not utilised -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ikaria island. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.