Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the seabird colonies that almost surround the island.

Key biodiversity
Koltur holds internationally important seabird colonies, with c.30,000 pairs of breeding seabird.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Koltur. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.