North Norfolk Coast

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 7,831 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable medium medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
This site extends for over 40 km from Hunstanton in the west to Salthouse in the east, and includes extensive intertidal sand and mudflats, and some of Europe's best saltmarshes. A diverse saltmarsh flora, extensive reedbeds (Phragmites) and dune systems are present alongside grazing-marshes that hold a rich diversity of aquatic plant species. The site is also of great geomorphological interest. The IBA is important for a variety of breeding species, wintering wildfowl and migrating waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: North Norfolk Coast. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.