|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2010||not assessed||very unfavourable||not assessed|
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The IBA encompasses a group of largely uninhabited islands and surrounding shallow waters. The vegetation on the islands includes saltmarshes, heathland and various grassland types, with some cultivation on a few islands. The sea area surrounding the islands is regarded as a scientific reference area as it is almost unaffected by nutrient pollution.
The site supports a large colony of Phalacrocorax carbo and high numbers of wintering Somateria mollissima. Recurvirostra avosetta, Sterna sandvicensis, S. paradisaea and S. albifrons, listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stavnsfjord and adjacent waters. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.