Country/territory: Norway

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

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description
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 (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Froan. Downloaded from on 20/02/2018.