Mounts Agia Dynati and Kokkini Rachi, Kefalonia

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vouno Atros/Ag. Nikolaou-Porou Game Refuge 1,787 protected area contained by site 1,787
Vouno Atros (Agiou Nikolaou-Porou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,826 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kefalonia: Ainos; Agia Dynati Kai Kalon Oros Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,684 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ethnikos Drymos Ainou Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,903 protected area overlaps with site 500
Ainos Ethnikos Drymos (pirinas) 2,831 protected area overlaps with site 575


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mounts Agia Dynati and Kokkini Rachi, Kefalonia. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.