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Brunasandur


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus LC breeding - 200 breeding pairs B1ii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Brunasandur. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/brunasandur-iba-iceland on 21/02/2024.