Mounts Orliakas and Tsourgiakas

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 10,500 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
An area of low limestone mountains and gorges around the River Venetikos. The river has large areas of shingle along its course. The main habitats are oak Quercus forest, species-rich mixed forest and open wooded pasture. Human activities include forestry, recreation, livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for a range of species associated with forest and pasture.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mounts Orliakas and Tsourgiakas. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.