Humber Estuary

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 16,496 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 not assessed high medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The site covers the Humber estuary, and coastline to the north and south of the Humber mouth. It includes an elongated shingle-spit capped by sand-dunes (Spurn Point), extensive intertidal habitats (especially mudflats), saline lagoons and reedbeds (Phragmites). The IBA is important for breeding raptors and waders, and wintering/passage wildfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Humber Estuary. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.