Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 6,289 ha
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A complex site that stretches for over 100 km from the River Forth at Stirling eastwards past Edinburgh, and along the coasts of Fife and East Lothian before culminating in a wide mouth. The IBA covers large areas of intertidal flats and inshore waters, in addition to saltmarsh and sand-dune systems, maritime grassland, heath and fen. The IBA is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and for breeding terns.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Firth of Forth. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2023.