Swansea Bay - Blackpill

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site covers parts of Swansea Bay, including mudflats at the eastern and western ends that extend for over 1 km at low water. A small area of sand-dunes are also present, although these have been partly converted to a golf course.

First identified in 1989. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering waders.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include invasion of the saltmarsh by cord-grass Spartina, and recreational disturbance from dogs and bait-diggers.

Protected areas
National High International NoneIBA partly or wholly overlaps with the following national designated areas. Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Blackpill-Swansea, Oystermouth Old Quarry.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Swansea Bay - Blackpill. Downloaded from on 20/09/2020.