email a friend
printable version
Location Norway, Nordland
Central coordinates 12o 19.00' East  66o 21.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii, B1ii, B2
Area 1,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 623m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description The island of Lovunden is a steep mountain with scree around the base and numerous islets and skerries offshore. On the north-east side there is a small village where the 300 inhabitants of the island live.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1995  10-20 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle breeding  1997  200 breeding pairs  B1ii  Least Concern 
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica breeding  1997  25,000 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1997  20,000-49,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National None International None

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lovunden. Downloaded from on 20/09/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife