Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area

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
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU non-breeding 1996 900 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1989 5 breeding pairs B2, C6
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1996 200 breeding pairs B3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1996 150 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6

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)
Oros Ochi; Paraktia Zoni Kai Nisides Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33,393 protected area overlaps with site 0
Oros Ochi – Kampos Karystou – Potami – Akrotirio Kafirefs – Paraktia Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 28,704 protected area overlaps with site 13,934


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.