Inner Porsangerfjord

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004-2013 60-80 individuals A1, B1i
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU passage 2005-2014 500-1,000 individuals A1
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2004-2013 2,500-5,000 breeding pairs B1i, B3
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU passage 2004-2013 200-300 individuals A1
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC non-breeding 2004-2013 1,000-4,000 individuals B1i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 2004-2013 1,000-3,000 individuals B1i
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 2004-2013 25,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima LC winter 2004-2013 500-1,500 individuals B1i, B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1989 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vækker/Väkkärä Naturreservat 60 protected area contained by site 0
Stabbursneset Nature Reserve 1,620 protected area contained by site 1,620
Stabbursneset Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,620 protected area contained by site 1,620
Stabbursnes Naturreservat 228 protected area contained by site 0
Roddinesset Naturreservat 152 protected area overlaps with site 0
Reinøya Naturreservat 1,269 protected area contained by site 0
Børselvosen Naturreservat 124 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
other -
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Inner Porsangerfjord. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.