Kitsissut Avalliit (Ydre Kitsissut)

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Razorbill Alca torda LC breeding 1992 448 breeding pairs B3
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia LC breeding 1992 9,300 breeding pairs B1ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1992 10,000 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kitsissut Avalliit (Ydre Kitsissut) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,470 protected area overlaps with site 4,500
GL041 Breeding Reserve for Birds 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kitsissut Avalliit (Ydre Kitsissut). Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.