The site was identified as important in 2015 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|
|Brent Goose Branta bernicla||LC||passage||2005-2010||990-1,702 individuals||B1i|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2015).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hvalfjardareyri-Laxarvogur. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/hvalfjardareyri-laxarvogur-iba-iceland on 27/09/2023.