Littleton island and nearby islets

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A low-lying rocky island with adjacent rocky islets. Egg- and down-collecting takes place (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
Possibly the largest Somateria mollissima breeding colony in Greenland.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Many thousands of eggs were collected each year until at least 1998.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Littleton island and nearby islets. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.