Paros and Antiparos islands and surrounding islets

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 2012 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea LC breeding 2007-2012 100-160 breeding pairs B2
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU breeding 2007-2012 20-50 breeding pairs A1, B3, C1
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 2005-2012 31-42 breeding pairs C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 1996-2012 14-22 breeding pairs A1, C1
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis LC resident 1996 2,000-3,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC unknown 2005 1 individuals B2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 4-5 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Stroudoular--Ag. Pantes/Lefkon--Kostou Game Refuge 600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nisoi Despotiko Kai Strongylo Kai Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,858 protected area contained by site 932
Nisides Parou Kai Notia Antiparos Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,699 protected area contained by site 1,670
Agioi Pantes - Stroumpoula Nisou Parou Katafygio Agrias Zois 317 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paros and Antiparos islands and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 28/06/2022.