UK030
Holburn Lake and Moss


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2007)
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Area: 28 ha

Protection status:

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 medium favourable low
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Site description
This site comprises a lake and surrounding mire and swamp, and is situated about 5 km inland from the Northumberland coast. The lake supports Typha and a floating mat of vegetation, with bracken Pteridium and gorse Ulex occurring in drier parts of the site. Human activities include peat extraction. The site is important for wintering wildfowl and waders. Anser anser are from the Icelandic breeding population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Holburn Lake and Moss. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2020.