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Location Norway, Finnmark
Central coordinates 26o 40.00' East  70o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 220 ha
Altitude 0 - 170m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A peninsula jutting into the sea, with steep cliffs. Land covers 70 ha of the site, the rest being sea.

Key Biodiversity The cliffs are important for breeding seabirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla breeding  1997  20,000-25,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1997  20,000-49,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sværholtklubben Nature Reserve 220 is identical to site 220  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  68%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National High International None220 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Sværholtklubben, 220 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sværholtklubben. Downloaded from on 02/04/2015

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