Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 3,658 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium favourable high
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Site description (baseline)
A stretch of coastline running from near Berwick-upon-Tweed south to Budle Bay, including Holy Island and the extensive intertidal flats of Holy Island Sands and Budle Bay. The rocky shores support a rich algal flora, and areas of saltmarsh and sand-dune are also present. This area supports breeding terns and attracts large numbers of wintering wildfowl, including the majority of the Spitzbergen breeding population of Branta bernicla hrota.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lindisfarne. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.