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
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low very unfavourable low
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Site description
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 (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duddon Estuary. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.