IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 2006-2012 1,500-3,300 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2013 895 breeding pairs B1i
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC breeding 2014 400-500 breeding pairs B1ii, B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sklinna Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 589 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sklinna Naturreservat 98 is identical to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sklinna. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.