Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 75 ha

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Ornithological Society)

Site description (2000 baseline)
An island with rugged coast, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the seabird colonies along the northern and eastern sides of the island.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important seabird colony with over 50,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (5,300 pairs) and Uria aalge (6,700 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Vidoy. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.