The site was identified as important in 2014 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|
|Red Knot Calidris canutus||NT||passage||2004-2013||20,000-40,000 individuals||A4i, B1i|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||n/a||passage||2004-2013||20,000-40,000 individuals||A4iii|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lille Porsangen. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lille-porsangen-iba-norway on 03/10/2023.