Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)
IBA criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 125 ha
Site description (baseline)
An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the seabird colonies that are mainly on the north-west coast.
This is an internationally important seabird colony with c.130,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, including Rissa tridactyla (9,000 pairs) and Uria aalge (16,300 individuals).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Streymoy. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/85 on 04/06/2023.