Thessaly plain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1996 common B2, C6
Common Barn-owl Tyto alba LC resident 1996 frequent B2
Little Owl Athene noctua LC resident 1996 common B2
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops LC breeding 1996 frequent B2
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1996 frequent B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1995 2,342 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1996 frequent B2, C6
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula LC resident 1996 abundant B3
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding 1996 abundant B2, C6
Crested Lark Galerida cristata LC resident 1996 abundant B2
Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida LC breeding 1996 abundant B2
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 1996 abundant B2
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra LC breeding 1996 abundant B3

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)
Periochi Thessalikou Kampou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 95,905 protected area overlaps with site 95,596
Mavrovouni/Agnanteris Game Refuge 2,300 protected area contained by site 2,300
Mavrovouni (Agnanteris-Larisas) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,735 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thessaly plain. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.