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Location Greece, South Aegean
Central coordinates 25o 55.00' East  36o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 12,100 ha
Altitude 0 - 821m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description The easternmost island of the Cyclades. A rugged, rocky island, including Mount Krikelos. The south-east of the island has steep cliffs. Vegetation cover includes scrub, maquis, phrygana and remnant Quercus forest. A number of rocky islets fall within the site. Human activities include livestock-farming, tourism, fishing, and hunting.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding and passage raptors, and species associated with cliffs and scrub.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae breeding  1996  abundant  B2  Least Concern 
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata resident  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii breeding  1997  51 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  70%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 70%
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation 10%
not utilised 20%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Amorgos island. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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