Osholmar Eyjafardarar

Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 650 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A slow-flowing river with associated estuary and seasonally flooded marshes (dominated by sedge Carex) by Akureyri airport.

Key biodiversity
The area supports hundreds of migrating ducks in spring, as well as a wide variety of breeding waterfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Osholmar Eyjafardarar. Downloaded from on 06/12/2022.