Northern Syros

Country/territory: Greece

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

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
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 (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Syros. Downloaded from on 07/03/2021.