Burry Inlet

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 6,650 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium near favourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
The Burry inlet forms a large intertidal area between the Gower peninsula and Llanelli. Large sand-dune systems and the most extensive area of saltmarsh in Wales occur within the IBA. The site attracts important numbers of wintering and passage wildfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Burry Inlet. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.