|Location||Greenland (to Denmark), North and North-east Greenland National Park|
|Central coordinates||22o 0.00' West 73o 30.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2|
|Altitude||0 - 200m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A series of converging, wide glacial valleys in otherwise mountainous terrain, containing fjords, seasonal stream channels and water-bodies, and tundra vegetation overlying thick glacial deposits. Moskusoksefjord and Loch Fyne are long, narrow sea inlets that continue inland as valleys. The site includes Ternholmea flat, low-lying island located 2.5 km offshore from Myggbukta. This area includes two sites that were treated as separate IBAs in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Myggbukta' (former site GL001) and `Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne' (former site GL004).
Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding waders, ducks and Stercorarius longicaudus, and moulting geese.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus||passage||1973||200 individuals||unknown||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis||non-breeding||1988||440 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Common Eider Somateria mollissima||breeding||1979||100 breeding pairs||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus||breeding||1989||present||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Greenland||National Park||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|North-East Greenland||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater||-|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||-|
|Coastline||Rock stacks and islets||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with National Park (North and North-east Greenland). IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve (North and North-east Greenland National Park).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne-Myggbukta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2015
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