Holburn Lake and Moss

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i (2007)
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Area: 28 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
This site comprises a lake and surrounding mire and swamp, and is situated about 5 km inland from the Northumberland coast. The lake supports Typha and a floating mat of vegetation, with bracken Pteridium and gorse Ulex occurring in drier parts of the site. Human activities include peat extraction. The site is important for wintering wildfowl and waders. Anser anser are from the Icelandic breeding population.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Holburn Lake and Moss. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.