IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC non-breeding - 1,300 individuals A4i, B1i
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1974-1996 1,443-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC resident 1994-1997 200 breeding pairs B2
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC passage 1990 426 individuals A4i, B1i
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 1990 8,574 individuals A4i, B1i
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima LC winter - present A4i, B1i
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU resident - abundant B2

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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Salt marshes, Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alftanes-Akrar. Downloaded from on 31/05/2020.