Varangerfjord IBA

Area:148,263 acres (60,000 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i
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Köppen climate classification:Dfc (Climate: snow; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: cool summer)
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Name IBA Criteria  Website 
Acanthis hornemanni (Hoary Redpoll)A3
Anser erythropus (Lesser White-fronted Goose)A1
Anthus cervinus (Red-throated Pipit)A3
Aythya marila (Greater Scaup)A3
Buteo lagopus (Rough-legged Hawk)A3
Calcarius lapponicus (Lapland Longspur)A3
Calidris maritima (Purple Sandpiper)A4i, B1i
Calidris minuta (Little Stint)A3
Calidris temminckii (Temminck's Stint)A3
Falco rusticolus (Gyrfalcon)A3
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)A3
Plectrophenax nivalis (Snow Bunting)A3
Polysticta stelleri (Steller's Eider)A1, A4i, B1i
Somateria mollissima (Common Eider)B1i
Somateria spectabilis (King Eider)A4i, B1i
Stercorarius longicaudus (Long-tailed Jaeger)A3

Important Bird Area provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263