Nordfjord and adjacent valley

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
A fjord and the adjacent valley, containing lakes and ponds.

Key biodiversity
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.

Protected areas
National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Qinnguata Marraa-Kuussuaq).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nordfjord and adjacent valley. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.