Current view: Text account
Year of compilation: 2000
Site description (baseline)
A fjord and the adjacent valley, containing lakes and ponds.
The fjord is the most important moulting site for Somateria spectabilis
in Greenland. Branta bernicla hrota
stop over during autumn migration.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Disturbance caused to moulting Somateria spectabilis
may intensify if clam-dredging activities increase in scale.
PartialIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Qinnguata Marraa-Kuussuaq).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nordfjord and adjacent valley. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/71 on 28/05/2023.