Northern Syros

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 4,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
The northern part of Syros and the surrounding rocky islets, characterized by coastal and inland cliffs, and dominated by phrygana. Human activities include livestock-farming, fishing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
An important site for passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (passage), Haliaeetus albicilla (passage), Larus audouinii (20 wintering individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northern Syros. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.