|Location||Greenland (to Denmark), Qeqertarsuaq|
|Central coordinates||52o 15.00' West 69o 42.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i|
|Altitude||0 - 200m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information Large numbers of moulting Somateria spectabilis have been present in the recent past (30,000 individuals in the 1960s).
Site description Sullorsuaq is a broad, U-shaped valley with glacial melt-water channels present in its lower reaches. Raised flats of tundra and dwarf-shrub heath vegetation occur, with large areas of freshwater marsh at lower altitudes. Aqajarua is a shallow, soft-bottomed, offshore marine area.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons||non-breeding||1995||1,500 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|King Eider Somateria spectabilis||non-breeding||1994||300-500 individuals||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Aqajarua (Mudderbugten) and Sullorsuaq (Kvandalen)||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||22,350||protected area overlaps with site||22,400|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||40%|
|Coastline||Mud flats & sand flats||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The importance of Aqajarua as a moulting ground for Somateria spectabilis has been greatly reduced, probably due to disturbance from hunting and clam-dredging activities.
Protection status National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Aqajarua-Sullorsuaq).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aqajarua-Sullorsuaq (Mudderbugten and Kvandalen). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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