Thrypti and Orno mountains, Crete

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 15,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
Two mountains dominated by scrub with some Pinus woodland, recently reduced in extent by fire. Human activities include livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for resident raptors and species associated with upland scrub.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Thrypti and Orno mountains, Crete. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.