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Location Iceland, Sudur-Múlasýsla
Central coordinates 13o 37.00' West  64o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 92 ha
Altitude 0 - 160m
Year of IBA assessment 2015

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland (Partner Designate)

Site description An uninhabited offshore island with cliffs, off the Fáskrúdsfjördur firth. The defined area does not include the surrounding sea. Land-uses include some grazing, recreation, collection of Uria aalge eggs, and traditional harvesting of adult Fratercula arctica (`Other' land-use).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus breeding  2005-2008  3,583 breeding pairs  good  A4ii, B1ii, B3  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla breeding  2005-2007  6,706 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica breeding  1986-1987  108,515-189,782 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2005-2008  100,000-499,999 breeding pairs  medium  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Skrudur Nature Reserve 233 protected area contained by site 92  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   20%
Sea   50%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -

Protection status National High International None92 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Skrúdur, 92 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Skrúdur. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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