IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i (2015)
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Area: 744 ha
Site description (baseline)
An inshore island in the Eyjafjördur firth, opposite the town of Dalvík. There is a village on the island. Land-uses include eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima). No grazing is allowed.
Lagopus mutus occurs at high density (up to 40 males/km2), and a variety of waders also breed.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hrisey. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/534 on 05/06/2023.