Deben Estuary

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B2, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 977 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A narrow estuary extending south-eastwards from the town of Woodbridge for a distance of over 12 km, reaching the sea just to the north of the town of Felixstowe. Extensive intertidal mudflats support an important invertebrate communityand wintering wildfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Deben Estuary. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.