Nykvåg This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2 (2014)
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Area: 390 ha

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
Nykvåg is a vertical cliff behind Nykvåg harbour, on the steep, grass-covered island of Fuglenyken. The cliffs of Måsnyken and Frugga are also included in this site.

Key biodiversity
An important colony for Fratercula arctica˜the estimate for the colony size is significantly higher than that in 1989 (40,000 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nykvåg. Downloaded from on 24/06/2021.