Country/territory: Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway)

IBA Criteria met: A4iii (2000)
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Area: 100 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Sea cliffs at the entrance of Isfjorden.

Key biodiversity
The area regularly holds more than 10,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, especially Rissa tridactyla (5,000 pairs) and Uria lomvia (6,300-11,000 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alkhornet. Downloaded from on 07/08/2020.