Mykines and Mykineshólmur

Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 1,028 ha

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Orginithological Society)

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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).

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