IBA criteria met: A1, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C2, C5, C6 (2012)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here
Area: 56,421 ha
Site description (baseline)
The site includes parts of Kithira and the adjacent islets. Human activities include arable agriculture, livestock-farming, tourism, hunting, and fishing. There is also some military use of the site.
Two hundred and thirty-six species have been recorded. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass in autumn. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (up to 2 wintering individuals), Falco naumanni (passage).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kythira island. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1103 on 31/05/2023.