Four wetlands consisting mainly of tidal mudflats and shallow seas, separated from agricultural land by small areas of meadow and saltmarsh.
Species of global conservation concern which do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering). The IBA also supports notable numbers of Podiceps auritus (49 on passage).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ørlandet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/11/2019.