Vouni Panagias

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3 (2012)
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Area: 947 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Cyprus

Site description
This is a distinctive IBA site, comprising the high limestone plateau of Vouni Panagias, at around 1,000m elevation. The area is dominated by vineyards and is of importance as a designated Special Protection Area (SPA), with good breeding populations of Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus), Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) and Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia). Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) also nest here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vouni Panagias. Downloaded from on 19/09/2020.