Littleton island and nearby islets

Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 300 ha

Site description (baseline)
A low-lying rocky island with adjacent rocky islets. Egg- and down-collecting takes place (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
Possibly the largest Somateria mollissima breeding colony in Greenland.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Littleton island and nearby islets. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.