FO003
Streymoy


Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 125 ha

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Orginithological Society)

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Streymoy. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/06/2019.