Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 3,500 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A complex coastal area of shallow bays, brackish lagoons and intertidal flats, south-east of the town of Djúpivogur.

Key biodiversity
Notable numbers of migrating waders stage here on passage (over 2,700 in May 1990).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alftafjordur-Hamarsfjordur. Downloaded from on 06/12/2021.