Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The brown rat Rattus norvegicus, which is present on the island, poses a threat to seabird colonies.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Suduroy. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.