Duddon Estuary

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 6,756 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 low low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The IBA is situated to the north-west of Morecambe Bay, and covers a complex of habitats including intertidal mudflats, saltmarshes, sand-dunes and lagoons. The former iron-ore workings at Hodbarrow now comprise a lagoon of considerable wildlife interest. The estuary is important for breeding terns, wintering and passage wildfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Duddon Estuary. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.