IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus LC breeding 2008-2014 5,230-6,051 nests A4ii, B1ii, B3
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla VU breeding 2008 6,706 nests B2
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 1986 108,515-189,782 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2005-2008 100,000-499,999 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Skrudur Fridland 197 protected area overlaps with site 92


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skrúdur. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.