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The Forest of Bowland forms a western outlier to the Pennines, with gentle slopes and level ground on ridges. Fast-flowing streams drain an extensive area of upland moorland and blanket mire, and bracken Pteridium may dominate on lower ground. The IBA supports a typical range of breeding upland birds, and is a breeding stronghold of Circus cyaneus. The site is also important for breeding waders and gulls.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bowland Fells. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2020.