Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 13,587 ha
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Site description (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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dee Estuary. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2454 on 07/06/2023.