|Central coordinates||11o 0.00' East 65o 12.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 31m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The breeding colony of Phalacrocorax aristotelis is one of the largest in Norway.
Site description An archipelago, about 20 km from the mainland. The largest island, Heimøya, is 1 km long. Two of the islands are connected with a mole. The largest islands are covered with heathland Empetrum/Calluna, mixed with bushes Rubus/Cornus. Fishermen lived on Sklinna up to the first half of this century, but now the only settlement is the lighthouse (manned year-round) on Heimøy.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis||breeding||1996||600-1,600 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i, B3||Least Concern|
|Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus||resident||1992||341 breeding pairs||good||B3||Least Concern|
|Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle||resident||1992||526 breeding pairs||good||B1ii, B2||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The breeding seabirds at Sklinna are monitored annually by the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research as part of the National Monitoring Program for Seabirds, and the area is a proposed Nature Reserve. American mink Mustela vison, has not been able to reach the archipelago because it is situated so far from the mainland, which is an advantage for the breeding seabirds.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sklinna. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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