Leighton Moss

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 129 ha

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 high very unfavourable medium
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Site description
The IBA is situated between Silverdale and Warton on the edge of Morecambe Bay, and contains the largest reedbed (Phragmites) in north-west England. The site is important for breeding reedbed species and wintering wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Leighton Moss. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.