Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC resident - 20-25 breeding pairs B2
Great Skua Catharacta skua LC breeding - 4,000-4,650 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vatnajokulsthjodgardur Thjodgardur 1,395,033 protected area overlaps with site 0
Salthofdi og Salthofdamyrar Fridland 231 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Breidamerkursandur - Fagurholsmyri. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.