|Central coordinates||10o 50.00' East 63o 28.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2014|
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.
Key Biodiversity This is a notable staging area for congregatory seabirds and waterbirds, especially in springfor example, in April there are 20,000-30,000 seabirds present. Birds are partly attracted by herring roe, which may be washed ashore in layers up to 0.5 m thick during storms and rough seas (the area is important for spawning herring Clupea harengus in spring).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca||passage||2004-2014||700-1,000 individuals||good||A1||Endangered|
|Common Eider Somateria mollissima||passage||2004-2014||1,200-4,000 individuals||good||B1i||Least Concern|
|Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis||passage||2004-2014||600-1,100 individuals||good||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Vikanbukta||Wildlife Conservation Area||81||protected area contained by site||0|
|Vinnan og Velvangen||Wildlife Conservation Area||194||protected area contained by site||0|
|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||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stjørdalsfjord. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2015
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