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    606 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    66°25'N 13°56'E
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Glomådeltaet. 12/11/2010; Rana municipality, Nordland county; 606 ha; 66°25N 013°56E. Landscape Protected Area. The site is among the most important and natural deltas in Norway with small lakes, mires, oxbow lakes, channels, newly developing sand islands and river courses. The vegetation in the area is diverse, from sandbanks with pioneer vegetation, sloughs with reed vegetation, wet and flooded alder forests, to deciduous and coniferous forests. There are also smaller areas with agricultural land inside the site. It is an important inland breeding site for waterbirds such as Spotted crake Porzana porzana (EN), Greater scaup Aythya marila (VU) and Water rail Rallus aquaticus (VU), which are listed as threatened on the Norwegian Red List. The site plays a key role for migrating birds, especially as staging area during spring migration. The numerous river branches are particularly important for ducks. The swamps and mires are most important for waders. All in all 150 bird species have been registered. About 20 species of mammals occur in the site, including Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra (VU) and Lynx Lynx lynx (VU). The area has a groundwater recharge function due to the abundance of caves and underground rivers. The site is used for recreation activities such as sports fishing, birdwatching, canoeing and hunting. Ramsar Site no. 1954. Most recent RIS information: 2011.

Administrative region: 
Nordland county

  • National legal designation: 
    • Landscape Protected Area
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