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Alftafjordur-Hofsstadavogur


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1993 1,100 individuals A4i, B1i
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1995-1996 1,221-3,286 individuals B1i
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 1990 9,000 individuals A4i, B1i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Breidafjordur Serlog 284,304 protected area contains site 3,000

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alftafjordur-Hofsstadavogur. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/alftafjordur-hofsstadavogur-iba-iceland on 23/09/2023.