Country/territory: Norway

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3 (2014)
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Area: 590 ha

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description (2000 baseline)
An archipelago, about 20 km from the mainland. The largest island, Heimøya, is 1 km long. Two of the islands are connected with a mole. The largest islands are covered with heathland Empetrum/Calluna, mixed with bushes Rubus/Cornus. Fishermen lived on Sklinna up to the first half of this century, but now the only settlement is the lighthouse (manned year-round) on Heimøy.

Key biodiversity
The breeding colony of Phalacrocorax aristotelis is one of the largest in Norway.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sklinna. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.