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Location Greenland (to Denmark), Upernavik
Central coordinates 57o 49.00' West  74o 1.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 250 ha
Altitude 0 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Three rocky islands and associated sea cliffs.

Key Biodiversity Also holds breeding Larus glaucoides (20 pairs), Alca torda, Cepphus grylle (290 individuals) and Fratercula arctica (1994 data).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima breeding  1994  10-100 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Near Threatened 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima passage  common  B1i  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  30%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  10%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kitsissorsuit (Ederfugleøer). Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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