Grímsey, Eyjafirdi

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla VU breeding 2007 32,840 nests A4i, B1i, B2
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 2012 31,609-48,909 breeding pairs A1, B1ii, B2
Razorbill Alca torda NT breeding 2007 52,539-191,631 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
Common Murre Uria aalge LC breeding 2007 32,739-105,569 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2007-2012 260,577-277,877 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Sea Open Sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Grímsey, Eyjafirdi. Downloaded from on 23/09/2019.