Tamar Estuaries Complex

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,939 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
The Tamar estuary system is a large marine inlet on the English Channel coast, and includes the estuaries of the Rivers Tamar, Lynher and Tavy, which collectively drain an extensive part of Devon and Cornwall. The site comprises extensive mudflats and areas of saltmarsh, freshwater reedmarsh Phragmites, and fen. The IBA is important for wintering waders and waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tamar Estuaries Complex. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.