IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 757 ha
Site description (baseline)
An island (200 ha) and adjacent area in the middle of the ísafjördur firth, by Snæfjallaströnd, north-north-east of ísafjördur town. Land-uses include grazing and eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima) (`Other' land-use).
One of the largest breeding colonies of Somateria mollissima in the country, and Sterna paradisaea and Fratercula arctica are also common breeders.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Aedey. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/535 on 08/06/2023.