Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii, B2 (2015)
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Area: 661 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
An inshore rocky island with sea cliffs and grassland. Eggs are collected from Uria aalge at places along the cliff every spring, and adult puffins Fratercula arctica are also harvested traditionally. Tourists regularly visit the island in summer.

Key biodiversity
The site holds more than 10,000 pairs of breeding seabirds on a regular basis, including abundant Fratercula arctica and more than 1% of the Icelandic population of Rissa tridactyla (c.9,000 pairs). Uria aalge seems to be increasing and Uria lomvia decreasing.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Drangey. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.