Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 6,892 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 medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Site description
This site includes the Inner Tay, with some of the largest reedbeds (Phragmites) in Britain, and the extensive intertidal mudflats on one side of the mouth of the river. The IBA is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and supports several breeding reedbed species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.