Hamford Water

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,215 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 high medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A large, shallow estuarine basin comprising tidal creeks and islands, sand-dunes and extensive areas of saltmarsh. The IBA is important for wintering waders and wildfowl and breeding terns.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hamford Water. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.