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Location Norway, Finnmark
Central coordinates 28o 30.00' East  70o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 780 ha
Altitude 0 - 278m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A stretch of coastline with steep cliffs. Land covers 390 ha of the site, the rest being sea.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1989  100-1,000 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla breeding  1997  35,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1997  20,000-49,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Omgangsstauran Nature Reserve 780 protected area contained by site 780  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  50%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National High International None780 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Omgangsstauran, 780 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Omgangsstauran. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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