Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the coastline of the northern tip of the island.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important seabird colony with over 20,000 pairs of breeding seabird.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The brown rat Rattus norvegicus, which is present on the island, poses a threat to seabird colonies.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kunoy. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.