|Central coordinates||30o 30.00' East 70o 35.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2|
|Altitude||0 - 200m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information Together with Hjelmsøya, these cliffs support the largest, most varied and most important seabird colonies in Finnmark. This is the largest colony in Norway of Uria aalge (formerly 12,000 pairs in 1985 but had declined to 2,500 pairs by 1997). Good numbers of seaduck occur offshore in winter.
Site description This is a coastline with steep cliffs and several rocky pillars, plunging 200 m into the sea from a montane plateau. About 250 ha of the IBA area is sea, the rest is land. Four salmon fisheries (aquaculture) are situated in the area.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Northern Gannet Morus bassanus||breeding||1990||450 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla||breeding||1997||140,000 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Razorbill Alca torda||breeding||1985||1,200 breeding pairs||good||B1ii||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||breeding||1997||-||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Makkaurhalvøya||Nature Reserve||11,600||protected area contained by site||11,600|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland||-|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||2%|
|Coastline||Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Planned oil production in the Barents Sea may have a negative impact on coastal and marine birds.
Protection status National High International None11,600 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Makkaurhalvøya, 11,600 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Makkaurhalvøya (Syltefjordstauran). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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