Vøtnini á Sandoy (Lakes of Sandoy)

Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: B3 (2000)
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Area: 1,000 ha

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Orginithological Society)

Site description
This site includes the lowland areas around Sandur with moorland and peatbogs, and the lakes Gróthúsvatn, Sandsvatn, Stóravatn and Lítlavatn. There is hay cultivation and sheep-grazing.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vøtnini á Sandoy (Lakes of Sandoy). Downloaded from on 28/01/2021.