Thessaly plain

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 180,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
The largest plain in Greece. The site is predominantly arable land and villages. Hills covered with phrygana are included.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for species found in arable land and holds the largest number of breeding Falco naumanni in Greece.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Thessaly plain. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.