Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 6,892 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 medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.