Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: G.Yfantis
Important Bird Areas

Important Bird Areas (IBAs), are sites particularly important for bird conservation because they regularly hold significant population of one or more globally or regionally threatened, endemic or congregatory bird species or highly representative bird assemblages.

Important Bird Areas are more than a bunch of sites, they aim to form a network sites ensuring that migratory species find suitable breeding, stop-over and wintering places along their respective flyways.

Important Bird Areas were selected on the basis of internationally agreed standard criteria. In Greece there have been identified 196 IBAs. HOS is actively involved in the international programme of Birdlife International, which aims to identify, monitor and protect key sites for birds all over the continent through joint efforts of staff and volunteers at local, national and international level.

You can see the IBAs on the following map (click on the symbol at the top right in order to view the map in your browser).



List of the Important Bird Areas of Greece

IBA caretakers

Photo gallery IBA map of Greece
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Important Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas of Greece
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