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Location Iceland, Gullbringusýsla
Central coordinates 22o 4.00' West  63o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B3
Area 1,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 40m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland (Partner Designate)

Site description The largest sea cliff in south-west Iceland, 30 km south-west of Reykjavík. The eggs of Rissa tridactyla and Uria aalge are traditionally collected (`Other' land-use), and livestock are grazed in the area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla breeding  1985  21,070 nests  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Murre Uria aalge breeding  1985  12,700-27,600 breeding pairs  good  B1ii  Least Concern 
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  1985  5,200-13,040 breeding pairs  good  A4ii, B1ii, B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1985  50,000-99,999 individuals  good  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1985  20,000-49,999 breeding pairs  good  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Krísuvíkurberg. Downloaded from on 01/10/2014

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