GL049
Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne-Myggbukta


Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2 (2000)
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Area: 90,000 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A series of converging, wide glacial valleys in otherwise mountainous terrain, containing fjords, seasonal stream channels and water-bodies, and tundra vegetation overlying thick glacial deposits. Moskusoksefjord and Loch Fyne are long, narrow sea inlets that continue inland as valleys. The site includes Ternholme˜a flat, low-lying island located 2.5 km offshore from Myggbukta. This area includes two sites that were treated as separate IBAs in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Myggbukta' (former site GL001) and `Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne' (former site GL004).

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding waders, ducks and Stercorarius longicaudus, and moulting geese.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne-Myggbukta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.