IS046
Grímsey, Eyjafirdi


Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2 (2015)
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Area: 2,199 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
An offshore island with sea cliffs and grasslands. Land-uses include sheep farming, fishing, tourism, collection of eggs of Uria aalge, and traditional harvesting of adult puffins Fratercula arctica.

Key biodiversity
Huge numbers of seabird breed; other common species include Fulmarus glacialis, Uria lomvia (c.7,100 pairs) and Sterna paradisaea (hundreds of pairs).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Grímsey, Eyjafirdi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2019.