Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B3 (2014)
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Area: 330 ha

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description
Kongsøy is a large, grass-covered island with steep cliffs. Helløy and Skarvholmen are low-lying islands with minimal vegetation. This site comprises 75 ha of land and 205 ha of sea. Gulls' eggs are collected by people from Kongsfjord and Berlevåg.

Key biodiversity
A breeding colony of Rissa tridactyla (c.18,000 pairs) is nationally important.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kongsøy. Downloaded from on 25/02/2021.