Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 175 ha

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Ornithological Society)

Site description
An island and two islets with rugged coasts and steep grass-covered slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing. The site comprises the seabird colonies that are mainly on the north-west, west and south-west coasts.

Key biodiversity
This is an internationally important seabird colony with over 50,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, including Rissa tridactyla (8,400 pairs) and Uria aalge (2,700 individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vágar. Downloaded from on 27/07/2021.