UK082
Burry Inlet


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 2001-2006 3,814 individuals B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR passage 2001-2006 10,773 individuals B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR winter 2001-2006 14,441 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 2001-2006 6,948 individuals B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2001-2006 30,509 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2001-2006 44,198 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anas acuta Northern Pintail 1420 3814 individuals 100 favourable
Haematopus ostralegus Eurasian Oystercatcher 11000 10773 individuals 98 favourable
Haematopus ostralegus Eurasian Oystercatcher 12600 14441 individuals 100 favourable
Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 1390 1086 individuals 79 near favourable
Calidris alpina Dunlin 7050 6948 individuals 99 favourable
Species group - waterbirds A4iii 33947 44198 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Whiteford National Nature Reserve 806 protected area overlaps with site 782
Twyni Chwitffordd, Morfa Landim“r a Bae Brychdwn/Whiteford Burrows, Landimore Marsh and Broughton Ba Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,396 protected area overlaps with site 842
PEMBREY BURROWS AND SALTINGS Local Nature Reserve 252 protected area overlaps with site 0
North Dock Dunes Local Nature Reserve 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Llanrhidian Marsh Park 0 protected area contained by site 959
Gwyr (Gower) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 0 protected area overlaps with site 4,081
Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 18,719 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gower Heritage Coast 12 protected area overlaps with site 1,622
Gower Nature Reserve 1,978 protected area overlaps with site 0
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,204 protected area overlaps with site 0
Carmarthen Bay And Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin Ac Aberoedd Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 66,092 protected area overlaps with site 6,650
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries / Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Burry Inlet and Loughor Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5,851 protected area overlaps with site 5,323
Burry Inlet Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Burry Inlet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,673 is identical to site 6,650
Burry Inlet Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,672 protected area overlaps with site 6,628
Bristol Channel Approaches / Dynesfeydd Môr Hafren Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 584,994 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bae Caerfyrddin/ Carmarthen Bay Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33,450 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bae Caerfyrddin / Carmarthen Bay Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Arfordir Pen-Bre/Pembrey Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4,132 protected area overlaps with site 441

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burry Inlet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.