A mountain dominated by maquis and Pinus and Cupressus forest. The IBA also includes two coastal wetlands with reedbeds (Phragmites), a lagoon and saltmarsh.
This is an important site for breeding and passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (passage), Larus audouinii.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Dikaios, lake Psalidi and Alyki lagoon, Kos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2020.