|Central coordinates||5o 25.00' East 58o 53.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 30m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information This is the southernmost seabird colony of notable size in Norway.
Site description Three larger and several smaller islands and islets, together with surrounding seas. The islands are mainly covered in boulders and scree, intermingled with ponds and vegetated areas. Human activities include fishing and sheep-grazing, both at low intensity.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis||resident||1995||1,910 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i, B3||Least Concern|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus||breeding||1995||500-700 breeding pairs||medium||B3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kjørholmane seabird reserve||Nature Reserve||44||protected area contained by site||44|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Rocky areas||Scree & boulders||-|
|Sea||Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features||94%|
|Coastline||Sea cliffs and rocky shores||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Introduced rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus are present. Entrance to the Nature Reserve is prohibited during the breeding season. Breeding seabirds are monitored almost annually by the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.
Protection status National Low International None44 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kjørholmane seabird reserve, 44 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kjørholmane seabird reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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