Northumbria Coast

Site description (2007 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northumbria Coast. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.