Skogvoll (including Skarvklakken)

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of shallow sea with a number of small islands/skerries, including Skarvklakken, and extensive tidal mudflats. Sheep graze in the area.

Key biodiversity
There are breeding seabirds, including Sula bassana and Phalacrocorax carbo, and shorebirds. Ducks and Anser anser moult in the area.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Disturbance of nesting birds is a threat. The area is proposed as a Ramsar Site.

Protected areas
National High International None2,800 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Skogvoll, 2,800 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skogvoll (including Skarvklakken). Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.