The two major arms of this estuarine complex, the Rivers Taw and Torridge, enter the sea between the dune systems of Northam and Braunton Burrows, and extend inland as far as Barnstable and Bideford respectively.
First identified in 1989; extended to include Braunton Marsh in 2000. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.
The IBA supports a diverse assemblage of wintering wildfowl and waders. It is also nationally important for wintering Tringa nebularia (14 birds, 3%).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taw and Torridge Estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021.