Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii (2000)
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Area: 23,020 ha

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
An extensive wetland by öxarfjördur bay, comprising rivers (fed by cold and thermal springs), freshwater and brackish marshes, streams, lakes and pools. The freshwater marshes are dominated by sedges (Carex, Eriophorum). Land-uses include grazing, fishing and fish-farming.

Key biodiversity
There is a good variety of other breeding waterfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oxarfjordur. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.