The area comprises the island of Vis with surrounding islets, as well as islands Bisevo, Sv. Andrija, Brusnik, Jabuka and Palagruza. This is the only nesting area of Eleonora’s Falcon in Croatia. The area holds almost the complete national breeding Cory’s Sherawater population. The most important island is Sveti Andrija and neighbouring islet Kamnik. Both species are nesting on well developed cliffs and rocks above the seas. Main threats are unregulated recreational activities and tourism, changes in traditional farming, overfishing, excessive or illegal hunting and unregulated construction on the coast.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Offshore Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.