IBA criteria met: A4ii, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 6,900 ha
Site description (baseline)
A wetland area on a glacial outwash plain, formed by a number of rivers running from the Vatnajökull glacier on the south-east coast of Iceland. There are small marshes (dominated by Carex and Eriophorum), glacial lagoons, sandy areas with rushes Juncus, and flat areas of glacial outwash gravel, partly or completely vegetated with moss and other vegetation. Land-uses may include hunting.
A good diversity of waders also breed here.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/542 on 11/06/2023.