UK261
Upper Solway Flats and Marshes


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 45,480 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable high medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
One of the largest and most important areas of continuous intertidal habitat in Britain. The system is a dynamic one, with shifting channels undergoing phases of erosion and accretion. The IBA is important for wintering wildfowl and waders.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Upper Solway Flats and Marshes. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/upper-solway-flats-and-marshes-iba-united-kingdom on 29/02/2024.