Hornafjardarfljot - Hestgerdislon

Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 12,700 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A very large wetland in Sudursveit and Mýrar, south-east Iceland. Habitats comprise extensive sedge marshes (Carex, Eriophorum), pools, sandy areas with rushes Juncus, mudflats and brackish lagoons. The main land-use is grazing.

Key biodiversity
Information on birds is limited, but the area is known to be important for breeding wildfowl and waders as well as for staging waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hornafjardarfljot - Hestgerdislon. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.