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Location Greece, Sterea Ellada
Central coordinates 24o 40.00' East  38o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 5,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 792m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A rugged mountain chain which forms high cliffs along the south-east coast of Skyros. The dominant vegetation is phrygana with small patches of grassland and Quercus and Acer woodland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae breeding  1996  60 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea breeding  1994  present  A1, B2, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia breeding  1996  common  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
SKYROS: OROS KOCHYLAS - GR2420006 Birds Directive 4,089 protected area contained by site 4,089  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  70%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  5%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
not utilised 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Kohilas, Skyros island. Downloaded from on 21/09/2014

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