UK042
Mid-Essex Coast


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 22,856 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 high very unfavourable low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here


Site description
A large complex of estuaries and sand-silt flats, including the Blackwater, Crouch, Colne and Dengie Estuaries. Foulness and Maplin Sands is one of the three largest continuous sand-silt flats in Britain. The IBA is important for wintering and passage waders and wildfowl and for breeding terns and is also nationally important for breeding Panurus biarmicus.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mid-Essex Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.