Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 999 ha

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Ornithological Society)

Site description
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and coastal grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site holds internationally important seabird colonies, with c.280,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (22,900 pairs).

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