Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 200 ha

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Orginithological Society)

Site description
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. The site comprises the seabird colonies that are mainly along the western side of the island.

Key biodiversity
Suduroy holds internationally important seabird colonies, with nearly 200,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (39,200 pairs) and Uria aalge (31,900 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Suduroy. Downloaded from on 07/03/2021.