Kurefjorden

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Kurefjorden

  • Country: 
    Norway
  • Site number: 
    306
  • Area: 
    392 ha
  • Designation date: 
    24-07-1985
  • Coordinates: 
    59°20'N 10°44'E
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Overview

Kurefjorden. 24/07/85; Østfold; 392 ha; 59°20'00"N 010°44'30"E. Nature Reserve. One of the most important wetlands in the region for staging migratory waterbirds, especially for ducks and waders. The area is also important as a breeding, moulting, feeding and overwintering site and supports several nationally red-listed bird species. Habitats include a shallow marine bay surrounded by agricultural land, open water, extensive beds of submerged vegetation, mudflats and wet grassland. Saltmarshes also offer habitat to a few nationally threatened plant species, and the site is of importantce for the internationally critically endangered European Eel Anguilla anguilla. Commercial fishing is practiced. The site is very popular for bird watching and an observation tower exists. Ramsar site no. 306. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Østfold county

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2012

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