Northern Syros

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
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1997 common B2

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)
Voreia Syros Kai Nisides Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,903 protected area contained by site 0
Syros: Oros Syringas Eos Paralia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 804 protected area overlaps with site 702
Ano Meria (Syrou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 251 protected area contained by site 0
Akro BD Pleura/Ano Syrou Game Refuge 300 protected area contained by site 300


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northern Syros. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.