email a friend
printable version
Location Greece, East Macedonia and Thrace
Central coordinates 24o 5.00' East  41o 17.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 70 - 2,232m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society



Site description A mountainous area dissected by deep valleys with extensive alpine grassland, areas of scrub and some forest.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding raptors, forest birds and species characteristic of open grassland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1995  6-10 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1995  2-4 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990  10-25 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
KORYFES OROUS FALAKRO - GR1140004 Habitats Directive 9,846 protected area contained by site 9,846  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  20%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  40%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
forestry 20%

Protection status National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Korilovou-Kallifytou/Dramas, 2,480 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Xiropotanou/ Xiropotanou-Petrousas, 2,310 ha).

Related state of the world's birds case studies

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Falakro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife