A series of converging, wide glacial valleys in otherwise mountainous terrain, containing fjords, seasonal stream channels and water-bodies, and tundra vegetation overlying thick glacial deposits. Moskusoksefjord and Loch Fyne are long, narrow sea inlets that continue inland as valleys. The site includes Ternholmea flat, low-lying island located 2.5 km offshore from Myggbukta. This area includes two sites that were treated as separate IBAs in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Myggbukta' (former site GL001) and `Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne' (former site GL004).
The site is important for breeding waders, ducks and Stercorarius longicaudus, and moulting geese.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site.
National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with National Park (North and North-east Greenland). IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve (North and North-east Greenland National Park).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne-Myggbukta. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2022.