|Central coordinates||9o 35.00' East 63o 42.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information 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).
Site description Four wetlands consisting mainly of tidal mudflats and shallow seas, separated from agricultural land by small areas of meadow and saltmarsh.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Common Eider Somateria mollissima||winter||1995||3,000 individuals||good||B1i||Least Concern|
|Common Eider Somateria mollissima||non-breeding||1989||6,700 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca||winter||1995||3,500 individuals||good||B2||Not Recognised|
|Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator||winter||1995||4,000 individuals||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo||winter||1992||2,500 individuals||good||B1i||Least Concern|
|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|
|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||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Management considerations The meadows and marshes were formerly extensive, but almost all were drained for agriculture during 1960-1990. Threats include sand exploitation, disturbance to birds, airport noise, waste from ships, and agriculture.
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 (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ørland wetland system. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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