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Location Norway, Troms
Central coordinates 18o 30.00' East  70o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 125 ha
Altitude 0 - 360m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A steep island, with slopes partly covered in grass and with boulder scree around the base.

Key Biodiversity Other breeding seabirds include Hydrobates pelagicus (breeding confirmed in 1986; possibly c.100-1,000 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla non-breeding  1995  10-30 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  1995  1,000-10,000 breeding pairs  medium  B1ii, B3  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle resident  1994  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  B1ii, B2  Least Concern 
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica breeding  1990  175,000 breeding pairs  good  A4ii, B1ii, B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1990  100,000-499,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sørfugløya Nature Reserve 767 is identical to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sør-Fugløy. Downloaded from on 19/04/2015

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