The site was identified as important in 2016 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|
|Common Eider Somateria mollissima||NT||winter||2010-2016||2,000-4,000 individuals||A1, B2|
|Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii||NT||winter||2014-2016||20-60 individuals||A1, B2|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Seløya||Naturreservat||33||protected area contained by site||0|
|Morfjorden||Naturreservat||30||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Laukvikøyene||Naturreservat||414||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Laukvikoyene||Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance||1,084||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Grunnfør||Dyrefredningsområde||65||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Eggum||Naturreservat||63||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Borgværet||Naturreservat||58||protected area contained by site||0|
|Borgværet||Landskapsvernområde||89||protected area contained by site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lofoten. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lofoten-iba-norway on 30/09/2023.