Map of Important Birds Areas Greece
The geographical location of Kythira makes it a very important stopover for migratory birds. Every autumn thousands of migrants move towards Africa crossing the Balcans, Greece, Kythira-Antkythira and Crete before they reach their final destination. This also happens in Spring but towards the opposite direction, since they fly to the north.
The map below shows that Kythira is one of the most important areas for migratory birds in the whole of Greece.
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