|Central coordinates||20o 27.00' West 63o 46.00' North|
|Altitude||13 - 20m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The area is particularly important for waterbirds staging in spring, including Pluvialis apricaria (hundreds) and Limosa limosa (730 in 1990). A wide variety of wildfowl, waders and other waterbirds breed in the area.
Site description A complex of freshwater rivers, streams, pools and extensive riparian marshes/mires, c.7 km south of the town of Hella. The area extends from Langanes on the east side of the Eystri-Rangá river (including Lambhagavatn lake and surrounding marshes), along the Eystri-Rangá, Thverá and Ytri-Rangá rivers, to Selalækur farm. The marshes are dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum). The main land-use is non-intensive grazing.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons||passage||1990||900 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Oddaflod||Nature Reserve||583||protected area contained by site||540|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Management considerations Hunting causes disturbance to birds, drainage ditches carry silt into Lake Lambhagavatn, and horse-grazing and fish-farming also have detrimental effects. The northern part of the Oddaflód area is not protected but is included in the IBA, and a northern part of the IBA has been drained.
Protection status National Partial International None540 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Oddaflód, 540 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oddaflód-Lambhagavatn. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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