|Central coordinates||19o 34.00' West 65o 42.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 5m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A river flood-plain near Saudárkrókur town, comprising lakes, pools and extensive, seasonally flooded marshes/mires, dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum). The area includes the lakes and marshes by Miklavatn, áshildarholtsvatn, Tjarnartjörn and the Skógar area. Land-uses include grazing and fishing.
Key Biodiversity An important moulting area which also supports a wide diversity of breeding wildfowl, waders and other waterbirds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greylag Goose Anser anser||non-breeding||-||3,000 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||non-breeding||-||150 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Greater Scaup Aythya marila||non-breeding||-||300 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Miklavatn||Nature Reserve||1,554||protected area contained by site||1,550|
|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||-|
Protection status National Partial International None1,550 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Miklavatn, 1,550 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Miklavatn-Skógar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2015
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