|Central coordinates||5o 25.00' East 58o 53.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 30m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
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.
Key Biodiversity This is the southernmost seabird colony of notable size in Norway.
|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)|
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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kjørholmane seabird reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/03/2015
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