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Location Norway, Nordland
Central coordinates 14o 34.00' East  67o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 200 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description A sea inlet with a very strong and fish-rich tidal river. There is considerable tourist traffic along the river, and some boat traffic through the sea inlet.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla non-breeding  25-100 individuals  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saltstraumen. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014

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