Alta-Kautokeino watercourse

Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2014)
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Area: 19,900 ha

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description
A section of the Alta-Kautokeinoelva valley between Masi and Alta, the northern part being deeper and steeper than the southern part, which is flatter with bogs and lakes.

Key biodiversity
The valley is rich in breeding raptors; nine species are present, but no recent estimates of numbers are available.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alta-Kautokeino watercourse. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.