Mykines and Mykineshólmur

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 1989 50,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis LC breeding 1989 50,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus LC breeding 1989 2,500 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus LC breeding 1989 2,000 breeding pairs B2
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 1989 250 breeding pairs B3
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 1989 125,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC breeding 1989 200 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1989 100,000-499,999 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mykines Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,300 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mykines and Mykineshólmur. Downloaded from on 26/02/2021.