The IBA comprises the Tees estuary, nearby marshes, rocky and sandy beaches on either side of the mouth of the estuary, and surrounding damp grassland. The site is important for breeding terns and wintering waterbirds and waders.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast. Downloaded from
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