UK086
Dee Estuary


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 13,587 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 very unfavourable medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here


Site description
The Dee estuary lies between the Wirral peninsula and the north Wales coast and consists of a very large intertidal area, some 20 km long and up to 9 km wide. The site comprises extensive mudflats and saltmarshes, with sand-dune and maritime cliff-top communities also represented. The IBA is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dee Estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.