Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR003 Dadias-Dereiou-Aisimis forest
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Criteria: A1, A3, B2, C1, C6
Coordinates: 41o 7' N 26o 0' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1044 m
Area: 50629 ha

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

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (28%, Arable land; Forestry plantations), Forest (51%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland), Grassland (6%, Steppes and dry calcareous grassland), Shrubland (14%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (7%, Rivers and streams)

Land use: agriculture (14%), forestry (85%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
1,930ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Poulia/Mikrou Dereiou- Soufliou, 1,930ha). 9,100ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Trion Vryseon/Dadias- Mikrou Dereiou, 9,100ha).

The area is important for breeding and passage raptors and resident species of forest, scrub and arable land. Breeding birds include seven of the 21 species that are restricted in Europe to the Mediterranean biome (when breeding). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (passage), Aquila heliaca (passage), Falco naumanni.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Picus viridis Eurasian Green Woodpecker resident 0 Abundant good B2
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture breeding 0 3 4 average B2, C6
Aegypius monachus Cinereous Vulture non-breeding 0 Frequent good A1, C1
Aquila pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle breeding 0 7 8 average B2, C6
Ficedula semitorquata Semicollared Flycatcher breeding 0 - - unknown B2, C6
Oenanthe hispanica Black-eared Wheatear breeding 0 Common average A3
Sitta neumayer Western Rock-nuthatch resident 0 - - unknown A3
Hippolais olivetorum Olive-tree Warbler breeding 0 Uncommon average A3
Sylvia melanocephala Sardinian Warbler resident 0 Frequent good A3
Sylvia cantillans Subalpine Warbler breeding 0 Common good A3
Emberiza caesia Cretzschmar's Bunting resident 0 Frequent average A3
Emberiza melanocephala Black-headed Bunting breeding 0 Frequent average A3

Conservation issues
Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (low), forest grazing (medium), intensified forest management (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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