- Site number:312
- Area:1,568 ha
- Designation date:24-07-1985
- Coordinates:70°09'N 24°56'E
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The Site is a part of a river delta including shallow marine waters, sandbanks which are exposed at low tide, saltmarshes and wet mires, as well as large well-developed salt meadows with Arctic plant species and communities. The Valdak marshes at the southern end of the Site are internationally important staging, feeding and moulting areas for several species of waterfowl. Many migrating species of ducks, geese and waders stage here, and it is the most important staging site in Northern Europe for the lesser white-fronted goose Anser erythropus. The most numerous bird species at the Site are the Nearctic red knot Calidris canutus islandica (up to 20,000 individuals) and the common eider Somateria mollissima (up to 5,600 individuals). The River Stabburselva is important for the Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and is used for sport fishing. There is an information centre close to the Site, and strict regulations control hunting and camping.
- National legal designation:
- nature reserve - Stabbursneset
- Last publication date:17-04-2018