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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  21,100 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Guillemot Uria aalge breeding  1985  20,000 breeding pairs  good  B1ii  Least Concern 
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  8,700 breeding pairs  good  A4ii, B1ii, B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1985  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1985  unknown  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 18/04/2014

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