Lea Valley

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,711 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A series of wetlands and reservoirs situated along the River Lea, to the north-east of London. A rich aquatic and marginal flora is present in the reservoirs and streams. The IBA is important for several breeding wetland bird species, including a large heronry, wintering wildfowl and late summer moults of Aythya fuligula.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lea Valley. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.