Kap Brewster and Volquart Boon's coast

Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii (2000)
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Area: 20,000 ha

Site description (2000 baseline)
Rocky coastline and cliffs located on the south shore of Scoresby Sund (IBA 043), extending from 22°W to 25°W. Subsistence hunting takes place.

Key biodiversity
The area is internationally important for Alle alle, which is present in extremely large numbers. Other breeding auks include Uria lomvia (15,000 individuals) and possibly Fratercula arctica. Fulmarus glacialis and Rissa tridactyla also breed.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kap Brewster and Volquart Boon's coast. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.