An island and islet with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, and grass-covered slopes. The seabird colonies cover 100 ha of the island. Land-uses include sheep-grazing.
This is an internationally important seabird colony with over 250,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, including Rissa tridactyla (23,100 pairs) and Uria aalge ((9,500 individuals).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mykines and Mykineshólmur. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/03/2019.