Minsmere - Walberswick

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,212 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable high high
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The IBA covers a complex of habitats, including one of the largest intact reedbeds (Phragmites) in the UK. The site also includes the tidal Blyth estuary, and areas of brackish lagoon, lowland heathland and woodland. The site supports a rich diversity of breeding, wintering and passage species, and is noted for breeding Recurvirostra avosetta.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Minsmere - Walberswick. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.