Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 2,100 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A river flood-plain near Saudárkrókur town, comprising lakes, pools and extensive, seasonally flooded marshes/mires, dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum). The area includes the lakes and marshes by Miklavatn, áshildarholtsvatn, Tjarnartjörn and the Skógar area. Land-uses include grazing and fishing.

Key biodiversity
An important moulting area which also supports a wide diversity of breeding wildfowl, waders and other waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Miklavatn-Skógar. Downloaded from on 27/01/2021.