Somerset Levels and Moors

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
The Levels and Moors have formed in the valleys of five rivers, which drain a large part of north Somerset. The whole area is low-lying, and the naturally poor drainage has encouraged peat build-up. Habitat-types include wet grassland, fen and raised bog. The IBA is important for breeding and wintering wildfowl and other wetland birds.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Somerset Levels and Moors. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.