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Location Greece, East Macedonia and Thrace
Central coordinates 26o 0.00' East  41o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2, C1, C6
Area 50,629 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,044m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society



Site description The site is dominated by mixed Quercus and Fagus forest with Pinus plantations.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus non-breeding  frequent [units unknown]  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina breeding  7-8 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  3-4 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Endangered 
Picus viridis resident  abundant [units unknown]  B2  Not Recognised 
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum breeding  uncommon [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala resident  frequent [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  common [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer resident  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  common [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata breeding  present [units unknown]  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia resident  frequent [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  frequent [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
DASOS DADIAS - SOUFLI - GR1110002 Birds Directive 41,112 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
KOILADA FILIOURI - GR1130011 Birds Directive 37,566 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
OREINOS EVROS - KOILADA DEREIOU - GR1110010 Birds Directive 48,907 protected area contained by site 48,907  
Poulia/Mikrou Dereiou--Soufliou Wildlife Refuge 1,930 protected area contained by site 1,930  
TREIS VRYSES - GR1110003 Habitats Directive 9,913 protected area contained by site 9,913  
Trion Vryseon/Dadias--Mikrou Dereiou Wildlife Refuge 9,100 protected area contained by site 9,100  
VOUNA EVROU - GR1110005 Habitats Directive 42,372 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  51%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  14%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  6%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  7%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  28%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 14%
forestry 85%

Protection status National Partial International None1,930 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Poulia/Mikrou Dereiou-Soufliou, 1,930 ha). 9,100 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Trion Vryseon/Dadias-Mikrou Dereiou, 9,100 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dadias-Dereiou-Aisimis forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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