SJ003
Inner parts of Kongsfjorden


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC breeding 2005-2014 max 5 breeding pairs A3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 2005-2014 350 breeding pairs A3, B1i, B3
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC breeding 2005-2014 common A3
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 2005-2014 present A1, A3
King Eider Somateria spectabilis LC breeding 2005-2014 abundant A3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2005-2013 3,000-3,500 breeding pairs A3, B1i, B3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC breeding 2008-2012 1 breeding pairs A3
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima LC breeding 2005-2014 present A3
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius LC breeding 2005-2014 max 5 breeding pairs A3
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea NT non-breeding 2005-2014 max 10 individuals A3
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus LC breeding 2005-2014 common A3
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus LC breeding 2005-2014 2-5 breeding pairs A3
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus LC breeding 2005-2014 present A3
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis LC breeding 2005-2014 common A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ossian Sars naturreservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 1,203 protected area contained by site 1,214
Kongsfjorden fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 95 protected area contained by site 710
Kongsfjorden Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 710 protected area contained by site 140
Blomstrandhamna fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 6 protected area contained by site 58

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inner parts of Kongsfjorden. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.