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
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high very unfavourable medium
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Site description
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 Areas factsheet: Hamford Water. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.