|Central coordinates||29o 35.00' East 69o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2014|
Site description The estuaries of the Neidenelva and Munkelva rivers. The Neidenelva river is broad and calm, and the estuary has high terraces and numerous sandbanks. Munkefjorden is a shallow bay (mostly <10 m deep), lying south of the Neiden estuary. Huge intertidal flats are exposed at low tide. Other habitats include coastal meadows, saltmarshes and farms.
Key Biodiversity Several species of seaduck sometimes occur in large concentrations, e.g. Clangula hyemalis (max. 4,000 in spring) and Mergus merganser (max. 2,000 in August). In spring there are high numbers of staging waders, especially Limosa lapponica (max. 500) and Calidris canutus (max. 2,500), and about 200 Calidris maritima winter in the area. The area supports one of the largest concentrations of divers in Norway, especially during spring, with up to 100 Gavia stellata and up to 400 Gavia arctica.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis||non-breeding||2010-2013||200-1,050 individuals||medium||A1||Vulnerable|
|Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator||non-breeding||2013||1,100 individuals||medium||B1i||Least Concern|
|Goosander Mergus merganser||non-breeding||2013||3,000 individuals||medium||B1i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Neiden and Munkefjord||Nature Reserve||1,180||is identical to site||1,180|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Mud flats & sand flats; Salt marshes; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National High International None1,180 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Neiden and Munkefjord, 1,180 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Neiden- & Munkefjord. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2015
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