Rutland Water

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 1,550 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 high very unfavourable high
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Site description
The largest man-made reservoir in Britain and a mosaic of associated wetland and lakeside habitats. This site is internationally important for wintering and passage wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rutland Water. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.