UK016
Deben Estuary


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B2, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 977 ha

Protection status:

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 high favourable low
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Site description
A narrow estuary extending south-eastwards from the town of Woodbridge for a distance of over 12 km, reaching the sea just to the north of the town of Felixstowe. Extensive intertidal mudflats support an important invertebrate communityand wintering wildfowl and waders.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Deben Estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2019.