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Location Faroe Islands (to Denmark)
Central coordinates 6o 49.00' West  61o 31.00' North
IBA criteria A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 200 ha
Altitude 0 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Orginithological Society) (Affiliate)

Site description An island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. The site comprises the seabird colonies that are mainly along the western side of the island.

Key Biodiversity Suduroy holds internationally important seabird colonies, with nearly 200,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (39,200 pairs) and Uria aalge (31,900 individuals).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis breeding  1989  100,000 breeding pairs  A4ii, B1ii  Least Concern 
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus breeding  1989  2,500 breeding pairs  A4ii, B1ii, B2  Least Concern 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1989  200 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle breeding  1989  400 breeding pairs  A4ii, B1ii, B2  Least Concern 
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica breeding  1989  20,000 breeding pairs  B1ii, B2  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1989  100,000-499,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   -
Coastline Scree and boulders; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Suduroy. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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