Country/territory: Iceland

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 17,000 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description (2000 baseline)
An extensive stretch of estuarine coast with a variety of habitats including bays, offshore islands, rock and cliff areas, beaches, intertidal flats, brackish lakes, marshes and saltmarshes. The area extends from Akrar at Mýrar to Glámsflói and Sauratjörn on Snæfellsnes. Minor land-uses include eider husbandry (Somateria mollissima) (`Other' land-use) and recreation.

Key biodiversity
Other notable species are breeding Phalacrocorax carbo and Sterna paradisaea (hundreds of pairs each), staging Anser albifrons (a few hundred), Branta bernicla, Calidris alpina and Tringa totanus, and wintering Haematopus ostralegus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Longufjorur. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.