Hornsea Mere

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 231 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Hornsea Mere lies immediately inland of Hornsea on the Humberside coast. The lake is only 1-2 m deep and is the only remaining glacial lake in east Yorkshire. It provides a classic example of wetland succession from open water to reedbed (Phragmites) to species-rich fen and Alnus carr. The IBA supports a wide range of breeding and wintering wetland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hornsea Mere. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.