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Location Norway, Finnmark
Central coordinates 28o 30.00' East  70o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B1i
Area 750 ha
Altitude 0 - 278m
Year of IBA assessment 2014

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

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

Key Biodiversity The cliffs are important for breeding seabirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla breeding  2005  23,000 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2005  23,000 breeding pairs  good  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Omgangsstauran Nature Reserve 750 is identical to site 780  


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Omgangsstauran. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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