Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the northern and western coastline of the island.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important seabird colony with c.70,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (15,600 pairs) and Uria aalge (10,700 individuals).

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kalsoy. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.