Country/territory: Norway

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3 (2014)
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Area: 76,100 ha

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 not assessed high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
The Froan archipelago consists of hundreds of islands, islets and skerries. Most of the islands are low and undulating, with rock outcrops, moorland and small bogs. Only the islands of Sauøya and Sørbuøya are inhabited at present.

Key biodiversity
Up to 17 Gavia adamsii and eight Gavia immer winter in the area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Froan. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.