An island with cliffs and steep slopes, rising to a plateau with marshes and small lakes.
An important seabird colony. Uria aalge has undergone a significant decline in recent years, with 13,000 pairs in 1964, 4,000 pairs in 1974 and less than 100 pairs currently. Species of global conservation concern which do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nord-Fugløy. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2019.