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Location Iceland, Eyjafjar-arsýsla
Central coordinates 18o 4.00' West  65o 39.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 700 ha
Altitude 0 - 1m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland (Partner Designate)



Site description A slow-flowing river with associated estuary and seasonally flooded marshes (dominated by sedge Carex) by Akureyri airport.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  600-800 individuals  medium  B1i  Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hólmarnir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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