|Central coordinates||18o 4.00' West 65o 39.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 1m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The area supports hundreds of migrating ducks in spring, as well as a wide variety of breeding waterfowl and waders.
Site description A slow-flowing river with associated estuary and seasonally flooded marshes (dominated by sedge Carex) by Akureyri airport.
|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|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Development of the airport poses a threat, and birds are disturbed by hunters, horse-riders and dog-walkers. The area is on the list of sites of conservation interest in the Nature Conservation Register.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hólmarnir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2013
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