Dee Estuary

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 13,587 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable high medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dee Estuary. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.