|Central coordinates||11o 14.00' East 60o 21.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i|
|Altitude||122 - 175m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
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.
Key Biodiversity The best area for Cygnus cygnus is up the Vorma river from Eidsvoll Station to Minnesund at the outlet of Lake Mjøsa, an area that does not freeze in winter.
|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|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Vorma||Zoological Protection of Species||733||protected area contained by site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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 27/12/2014
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