Mount Gkiona

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 1995 1-2 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1996 10-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996 200-600 breeding pairs A3
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC resident 1996 common B3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1996 abundant B3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1987 common A3
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 1993 common B2
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1996 50-200 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 1987 rare A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rikas-Gourlomyta-Gkiona (Prosiliou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 3,022 protected area contained by site 0
Rekas/ Prosiliou Game Refuge 3,300 protected area overlaps with site 3,300
Oros Gkiona Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,663 protected area overlaps with site 15,433
Orini Parnassidas Controlled Hunting Area 24,034 protected area overlaps with site 0
Leukaditiou/Sykeas Game Refuge 2,894 protected area overlaps with site 2,894
Lefkaditiou (Sykeas) Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,926 protected area contained by site 0
Koryfes Orous Gkiona; Charadra Reka, Lazorema Kai Vathia Lakka Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,562 protected area contained by site 10,399
Dasiko symplegma NA Gkionas (Vounichoras-Amfissas-Agias Efthymias) Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,405 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Gkiona. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.