Year of compilation: 2000
An island and islet with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, and grass-covered slopes. The seabird colonies cover 100 ha of the island. Land-uses include sheep-grazing.
This is an internationally important seabird colony with over 250,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, including Rissa tridactyla
(23,100 pairs) and Uria aalge
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mykines and Mykineshólmur. Downloaded from
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