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Location Norway, Troms
Central coordinates 18o 30.00' East  70o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 760 ha
Altitude 0 - 360m
Year of IBA assessment 2014

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
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  2008  10,000 mature individuals  good  A4ii, B1ii, B3  Near Threatened 
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica breeding  2008  360,000 mature individuals  good  A4ii, B1ii, B2  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2008  370,000 mature individuals  good  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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sør-Fugløy. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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