Year of compilation: 2000
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
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The brown rat Rattus norvegicus
, which is present on the island, poses a threat to seabird colonies.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Streymoy. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2019.