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Skuvoy

Skuvoy  >  Faroe Islands

Important bird area (IBA) with seabird breedings sites on high cliffs and grassland.

Added by Ulrich Schwantes

Description

There is a small community on the island. Skuvoy which is named after the large number of Great Skua breeding there, is an island with a rugged coast, steep cliffs, boulder-screes and grass slopes. The cliffs are breeding sites of Northern FulmarManx ShearwaterEuropean Storm-Petrel , Common Guillemot , Black Guillemot , Atlantic Puffin and KittiwakeWhimbrel are breeding on the grassland.

Details

Access

There is a passenger ferry operating the route between the more northern island Sandur and Skuvoy several times per day (mostly only on request). Travelling time: 35 min. Departure times may vary due to adverse weather conditions. The bus 101 is connecting Thorshavn and Gamlaraett, where a ferry brings you to Sandoy.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Wetland, Mountain, Sea

Conditions

Mountainous, No shadow, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

The island Mykines

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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