IBA criteria met: A1, B1i (2000)
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Area: 15 ha
Site description (baseline)
A chain of six small, rocky islands off the north-east point of Cyprus. Low cliffs surround the main island, the vegetation of which is dominated by grasses, with Salicornia and Atriplex forming short dense swards in places. With the exception of a lighthouse, the islands are uninhabited.
The islands are an important stop-over site during migration, especially for waterbirds. One of the larger islands, the one closest to the mainland, is the only known site in Cyprus where Larus audouinii breeds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Klidhes Islands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/20 on 01/06/2023.