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The IBA covers much of the coastline between the Scottish border and the Tyne estuary, which consists of sandy bays separated by rocky headlands and backed by sand-dunes and both soft and hard cliffs. It is important for breeding terns, wintering waders and waterfowl, and summer moulting assemblages of Cygnus olor and Somateria mollissima.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northumbria Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/02/2020.