Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

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

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Ornithological Society)

Site description
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes with important seabird colonies. Inland there are heath and moorland areas. Land-uses include sheep-grazing.

Key biodiversity
Nólsoy holds internationally important seabird colonies, with c.90,000 pairs of breeding seabird.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nólsoy. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.