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Location Norway, Nord-Trøndelag,Sør-Trøndelag
Central coordinates 10o 50.00' East  63o 28.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 2,500 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening



Site description A 10-km long fjord in the south-eastern part of the Trondheimsfjord, 20-25 km east of Trondheim. At the outlet of the Stjørdalselva river there are meadows, intertidal flats of sand and mud, and shallow subtidal habitat. Further out, on the northern side of the site, there are fewer mudflats. The sea here is still quite shallow: as far as 1-2 km offshore it is not more than 10-20 m deep.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima resident  1993  6,000-9,000 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima passage  1993  3,500-4,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus breeding  1993  5,000-10,000 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1993  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  18%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 20%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stjørdals Fjord. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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