UK297
Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 2,232 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable low low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Extensive intertidal areas in the Mersey estuary mouth and south-west along the coast, including large areas of mudflats and saltmarshes. The IBA is of international importance for wintering wildfowl and waders.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mersey Narrows and North Wirral Foreshore. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mersey-narrows-and-north-wirral-foreshore-iba-united-kingdom on 27/02/2024.