UK133
Eden Estuary, Tentsmuir Point and Abertay Sands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1995 1,650 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1994 40 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1999 35,100 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tayport - Tentsmuir Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,261 protected area contained by site 1,044
Morton Lochs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 53 protected area overlaps with site 0
Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,948 protected area overlaps with site 0
Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,918 protected area overlaps with site 0
Eden Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,092 protected area overlaps with site 0
Earlshall Muir Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 430 protected area overlaps with site 0
Barry Links Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 1,041 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats and sand flats, Salt marshes, Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eden Estuary, Tentsmuir Point and Abertay Sands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2022.