Seabird colonies

Of 121 important bird areas in Iceland, 70 of these are seabird colonies. Many seabird populations in Iceland are large in an international context. Knowledge of these populations is also fairly good in many cases, and it is generally easier to demarcate the boundaries of seabird colonies than other important bird areas.

All seabird colonies are important breeding sites. The better part of the populations of 15 of 24 Icelandic bird species – frequently 100% or the entire regional population – use these colonies to breed, including all large seabird populations in Iceland with the exception of the Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea). Delimitation of important Arctic tern colonies has been complicated by the population crash in recent years.

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West and Westfjords
SF-V 1 Krýsuvíkurberg
SF-V 2 Eldey
SF-V 3 Rosmhvalanes
SF-V 4 Akurey
SF-V 5 Andríðsey
SF-V 6 Borgarfjörður–Mýrar–Löngufjörur
SF-V 7 Snæfellsnes
SF-V 8 Breiðafjörður
SF-V 9 Mýrarhyrna
SF-V 10 Kirkjufell
SF-V 11 Siglunes–Skor–Melanes
SF-V 12 Sandsfjöll
SF-V 13 Látrabjarg
SF-V 14 Bjarnarnúpur
SF-V 15 Blakkur
SF-V 16 Tálkni
SF-V 17 Selárdalshlíðar S
SF-V 18 Selárdalshlíðar N
SF-V 19 Skeggi
SF-V 20 Tóarfjall
SF-V 21 Barði
SF-V 22 Hrafnaskálarnúpur
SF-V 23 Sauðanes
SF-V 24 Göltur og Öskubakur
SF-V 25 Stigahlíð–Deild
SF-V 26 Vigur
SF-V 27 Borgarey
SF-V 28 Æðey
SF-V 29 Vébjarnarnúpur
SF-V 30 Grænahlíð
SF-V 31 Ritur
SF-V 32 Kögur
SF-V 33 Kjalarárnúpur
SF-V 34 Hælavíkurbjarg
SF-V 35 Hornbjarg
SF-V 36 Smiðjuvíkurbjarg
SF-V 37 Geirhólmur (Geirólfsgnúpur)
SF-V 38 Grímsey á Steingrímsfirði
North
SF-N 1 Tindastóll
SF-N 2 Drangey
SF-N 3 Lundey á Skagafirði
SF-N 4 Málmey
SF-N 5 Hvanndalabjörg
SF-N 6 Ólafsfjarðarmúli
SF-N 7 Hrísey
SF-N 8 Grímsey út af Eyjafirði
SF-N 9 Lundey á Skjálfanda
SF-N 10 Mánáreyjar
SF-N 11 Bangastaðahöfn
SF-N 12 Melrakkaslétta
SF-N 13 Skoruvíkurbjarg
SF-N 14 Langanesbjörg (Vatnsleysa–Fontur–Skálabjarg)
East
SF-A 1 Viðvíkurbjörg
SF-A 2 Bjarnarey á Héraðsflóa
SF-A 3 Skálanesbjarg
SF-A 4 Norðfjarðarnípa
SF-A 5 Gerpir
SF-A 6 Seley við Reyðarfjörð
SF-A 7 Hólmar í Reyðarfirði
SF-A 8 Skrúður
SF-A 9 Andey
SF-A 10 Eyjar, Breiðdalsvík
SF-A 11 Papey
SF-A 12 Hvalnesfjall í Lóni
SF-A 13 Vestrahorn–Fjarðarfjall
SF-A 14 Ingólfshöfði
South
SF-S 1 Fagridalur–Vík (Víkurhamrar)
SF-S 2 Eyjafjöll: Steinafjall
SF-S 3 Eyjafjöll: Írá–Seljaland
SF-S 4 Vestmannaeyjar

 

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