Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 60 ha

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Ornithological Society)

Site description
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the seabird colonies that are on the north, north-east, and south-east coasts.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important seabird colony with c.50,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (4,600 pairs) and Uria aalge (11,100 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eysturoy. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.