Nordfjord and adjacent valley

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
King Eider Somateria spectabilis LC non-breeding 1995 7,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC breeding - present B2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Qínnquata Marraa and Kuussuaq Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,480 protected area overlaps with site 11,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nordfjord and adjacent valley. Downloaded from on 11/06/2023.