Laughton Forest

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,209 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 low unfavourable negligible
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Site description
A small mixed forest, mainly pine Pinus, situated in the north-western corner of Lincolnshire. Areas of unimproved acid grassland and heathland command SSSI status, and contain characteristic communities. Scotton and Laughton forest ponds support plant species of acid fen/mire. The site is important for breeding Caprimulgus europaeus and Lullula arborea.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laughton Forest. Downloaded from on 16/01/2021.