IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU passage 2010 20,000-25,000 individuals A1, B1i
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 2012 16 breeding pairs A1, A3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT winter 2009 4,150 individuals B1i, B3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2012 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU winter 2012 566 individuals A1, B1i, B2
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC breeding 2004-2013 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii NT passage 2010 340 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC breeding 2012 30-50 breeding pairs A3
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii LC breeding 2004-2013 max 1 breeding pairs A3
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC breeding 2004-2013 10-50 breeding pairs A3
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC breeding 2004-2013 30-50 nests A3
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla VU passage 2009-2010 180,000-200,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus LC breeding 2010-2012 60-350 breeding pairs A3, B1ii
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus LC passage 2012 1,790 individuals B1ii
Razorbill Alca torda LC passage 2010 5,500 individuals B1ii
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus LC breeding 2012 40 breeding pairs A3
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus LC breeding 2004-2013 20-30 breeding pairs A3
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis LC breeding 2004-2013 10-50 breeding pairs A3
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a passage 2009-2010 205,500-230,500 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2010 20,000-25,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Slettnes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,230 protected area contained by site 0
Slettnes Naturreservat 1,158 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Raised bogs, Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Grassland Tundra -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Slettnes. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.