Country/territory: Iceland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i (2015)
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Area: 1,470 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description (2000 baseline)
Estuarine bays lying 10 km north-east of the town of Akranes, with small offshore islands, beaches and intertidal flats. Eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima) is practised (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
There are also notable numbers of staging Haematopus ostralegus (1,000-2,000), Pluvialis apricaria (a few thousand), Calidris alpina and Charadrius hiaticula.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Grunnafjordur. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.