Country/territory: Iceland

IBA criteria met: B1ii (2000)
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Area: 14,000 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description (2000 baseline)
A wetland area on an extensive gravel plain, 13 km east of the town Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Habitats include springs, large and small flood-marshes of sedge (Carex, Eriophorum), sandy areas with rushes Juncus, and flat areas of gravel that are partly or completely vegetated. Land-uses include grazing.

Key biodiversity
Little information on birds is available for the area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Brunasandur. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.