Ribble and Alt Estuaries

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 12,408 ha

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 low very unfavourable low
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Site description
Intertidal mudflats and saltmarsh extending from the Ribble estuary in the north to Crosby in the south, and includes the mouth of the River Alt. These estuaries are important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and for breeding gulls.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ribble and Alt Estuaries. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.