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Location Iceland, Austur-Skaftafellssýsla
Central coordinates 14o 30.00' West  64o 27.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 1,800 ha
Altitude 0 - 18m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland (Partner Designate)

Site description A rocky seashore, about 20 km south-east of Djúpivogur.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima non-breeding  1980-1986  5,000-10,000 individuals  B1i  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   80%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hvalnesskridur-Thvottárskridur. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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