Swansea Bay - Blackpill

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 490 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description (baseline)
The site covers parts of Swansea Bay, including mudflats at the eastern and western ends that extend for over 1 km at low water. A small area of sand-dunes are also present, although these have been partly converted to a golf course.

First identified in 1989. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Swansea Bay - Blackpill. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.