Bae Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen Bay

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 46,490 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium unfavourable low
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Site description
The site comprises three broad estuaries that drain into the Bay (the Taf, Tywi and Gwendraeth) in addition to the Bay itself and part of the coast. A wide range of coastal habitats are represented. The IBA is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and for breeding wildfowl and waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bae Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen Bay. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.