Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 400 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A shallow, tidal bay just south of Keflavík airport. The village of Hafnir, on the bay, has a harbour.

Key biodiversity
In winter there is also a wide variety of other coastal waterbirds, including Aythya marila (100; one of two flocks in Iceland) and Calidris maritima (c.300).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Osar. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.