Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: G.Yfantis
Important Bird Areas

Important Bird Areas (IBAs), are sites particularly important for bird conservation because they regularly hold significant population of one or more globally or regionally threatened, endemic or congregatory bird species or highly representative bird assemblages.

Important Bird Areas are more than a bunch of sites, they aim to form a network sites ensuring that migratory species find suitable breeding, stop-over and wintering places along their respective flyways.

Important Bird Areas were selected on the basis of internationally agreed standard criteria. In Greece there have been identified 196 IBAs. HOS is actively involved in the international programme of Birdlife International, which aims to identify, monitor and protect key sites for birds all over the continent through joint efforts of staff and volunteers at local, national and international level.

Click on a particular IBA on map or view the links below for a list of IBAs for a specific administrative region of Greece.

GR196 GR195 GR194 GR193 GR192 GR191 GR190 GR189 GR188 GR187 GR186 GR185 GR184 GR183 GR182 GR181 GR180 GR179 GR178 GR177 GR176 GR175 GR174 GR173 GR172 GR171 GR170 GR169 GR168 GR167 GR166 GR165 GR164 GR163 GR162 GR161 GR160 GR159 GR158 GR157 GR156 GR155 GR154 GR153 GR152 GR151 GR150 GR149 GR148 GR147 GR146 GR145 GR144 GR143 GR142 GR141 GR140 GR139 GR138 GR137 GR136 GR135 GR134 GR133 GR132 GR131 GR130 GR129 GR128 GR127 GR126 GR125 GR124 GR123 GR122 GR121 GR120 GR119 GR118 GR117 GR116 GR115 GR114 GR113 GR112 GR111 GR110 GR109 GR108 GR107 GR106 GR105 GR104 GR103 GR102 GR101 GR100 GR099 GR098 GR097 GR096 GR095 GR094 GR093 GR092 GR091 GR090 GR089 GR088 GR087 GR086 GR085 GR084 GR083 GR082 GR081 GR080 GR079 GR078 GR077 GR076 GR075 GR074 GR073 GR072 GR071 GR070 GR069 GR068 GR067 GR066 GR065 GR064 GR063 GR062 GR061 GR059 GR058 GR057 GR056 GR055 GR054 GR053 GR052 GR051 GR050 GR049 GR048 GR047 GR046 GR045 GR044 GR043 GR042 GR041 GR040 GR039 GR038 GR037 GR036 GR035 GR034 GR033 GR032 GR031 GR030 GR029 GR028 GR027 GR026 GR025 GR024 GR023 GR022 GR021 GR020 GR019 GR018 GR017 GR016 GR015 GR014 GR013 GR012 GR011 GR010 GR009 GR008 GR007 GR006 GR005 GR004 GR003 GR002 GR001


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List of the Important Bird Areas of Greece

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