Country/territory: Iceland

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i (2000)
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Area: 1,050 ha

Protection status:

Fuglavernd - BirdLife Iceland

Site description
A brackish coastal lagoon with intertidal mudflats, by the town of Höfn on the western shore of Skardsfjördur and along the coast from Austurfjörur to Hornsvík.

Key biodiversity
Other notable waders on passage include Haematopus ostralegus (hundreds), Charadrius hiaticula (1,000), Calidris canutus (min. 2,000) and Limosa limosa (hundreds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Skardsfjördur. Downloaded from on 12/08/2020.