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Location Norway, Sør-Trøndelag
Central coordinates 9o 35.00' East  63o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 8,850 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2014

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description Four wetlands consisting mainly of tidal mudflats and shallow seas, separated from agricultural land by small areas of meadow and saltmarsh.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern which do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering). The IBA also supports notable numbers of Podiceps auritus (49 on passage).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca non-breeding  2010-2011  300-500 individuals  good  A1  Endangered 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2004-2014  300-550 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis winter  2010-2011  200-300 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator winter  2009-2011  1,500-2,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus winter  2004-2013  50-80 individuals  good  B1i, B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Grandefjæra Nature Reserve 1,582 protected area contained by site 1,500  
Hovsfjæra Bird Sanctuary Flora and Fauna Protection Area 120 protected area contained by site 120  
Innstrandfjæra Bird Sanctuary Flora and Fauna Protection Area 110 protected area contained by site 110  
Kråkvågsvaet Wildlife Conservation Area 1,352 protected area contained by site 1,190  
Orlandet Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 2,920 protected area overlaps with site 2,920  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Salt marshes; Shingle & stony beaches  80%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
nature conservation and research 100%
tourism/recreation 5%

Protection status National High International High1,500 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Grandefjæra, 1,500 ha). 120 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Hovsfjæra Bird Sanctuary, 120 ha). 110 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Innstrandfjæra Bird Sanctuary, 110 ha). 1,190 ha of IBA covered by Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Kråkvågsvaet, 1,190 ha). 2,920 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Ørlandet, 2,920 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ørlandet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/09/2015

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