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Location Norway, Akershus
Central coordinates 11o 14.00' East  60o 21.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 40 ha
Altitude 122 - 175m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description Vorma is the initial stretch of the largest river in Norway, the Glomma, flowing out of Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway. The most important places for birds at this site are found between the outlet from Mjøsa and Eidsvoll, and along the Andelva river which flows from Lake Aurdal into the Vorma river. The area around the rivers is mostly cultivated. Water is used for electricity generation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1994  700 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport 50%
water management 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vorma. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014

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