IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 2010 3-10 breeding pairs A1
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 2007-2014 250-300 breeding pairs A1, B1i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 low favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Gallinago media Great Snipe 300 300 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Storgaulstadhøgda-Trollfossklompen Naturreservat 788 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Skjækra Landskapsvernområde 9,629 protected area contained by site 9,629
Gaundalsmyra Naturreservat 351 protected area contained by site 0
Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella Nasjonalpark 192,243 protected area overlaps with site 77,291


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella. Downloaded from on 23/01/2021.