Mounts Orliakas and Tsourgiakas

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
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1996 1 breeding pairs B2, C6

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)
Vasilitsa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,043 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Perifereiakes zones P1, P2, P3 kai P4 Ethnikou Parkou Pindou Periferiaki zoni Ethnikou Parkou 48,387 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ori Orliakas Kai Tsourgiakas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,848 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ethniko Parko Pindou Ethniko Parko 146,259 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mounts Orliakas and Tsourgiakas. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.