Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 1,118 ha

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Ornithological Society)

Site description (2000 baseline)
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, grass slopes, and moorland areas to 600 m. Land-uses include sheep- grazing.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important seabird colony with c.80,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (2,500 pairs) and Uria aalge (23,700 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fugloy. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.