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Location Norway, Møre og Romsdal
Central coordinates 5o 36.00' East  62o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 640 ha
Altitude 0 - 333m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description An island with cliffs and steep slopes, partly covered with boulders, grassland and heath. There is sheep-grazing.

Key Biodiversity An important seabird colony, the largest in southern Norway. Breeding numbers of Stercorarius skua (15 pairs) and S. parasiticus (3 pairs) are also noteworthy. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (non-breeding visitor; probably breeds too).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus breeding  1998  2,000 breeding pairs  B1ii, B2  Least Concern 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1998  1,300 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla breeding  1998  40,000-50,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  1998  3,000 breeding pairs  good  B1ii, B3  Least Concern 
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica breeding  1998  100,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4ii, B1ii, B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1998  20,000-49,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1998  100,000-499,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Goksøyrmyrane Nature Reserve 85 protected area contained by site 0  
Runde Wildlife Conservation Area 269 protected area contained by site 0  
Runde Zoological Protection of Species 9,208 is identical to site 0  
Runde and Grasøyane Nature Reserve 265 protected area contained by site 265  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National Partial International None265 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Runde and Grasøyane, 265 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Runde. Downloaded from on 26/04/2015

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