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Location Iceland, Sudur-Múlasýsla
Central coordinates 14o 30.00' West  64o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 3,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland (Partner Designate)

Site description A complex coastal area of shallow bays, brackish lagoons and intertidal flats, south-east of the town of Djúpivogur.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser non-breeding  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1997  200 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  70%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Salt marshes; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Álftafjördur-Hamarsfjördur. Downloaded from on 23/10/2014

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