UK005
Avon Valley


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 1,348 ha

Protection status:

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
The IBA comprises about 20 km of the Avon valley, the flood-plain of which contains a variety of habitats. The river itself is probably the most diverse chalk river system in the UK, with an aquatic flora that includes important Ranunculus beds, reflecting its chalk and acid qualities. Adjacent hay-meadows also support a rich flora. Meadows, fen and carr attract a wide range of wintering and breeding wetland birds, with heathland species breeding in adjacent areas.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Avon Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.