Alde - Ore Estuary

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,520 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium very unfavourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
This estuary complex includes the Rivers Alde, Butley and Ore, with Havergate Island, and is of considerable geomorphological interest and important for wintering wildfowl and waders. Orfordness and Havergate Island are also important for breeding gulls and terns.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alde - Ore Estuary. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.