UK261
Upper Solway Flats and Marshes


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 45,480 ha

Protection status:

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 high unfavourable medium
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Site description
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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Solway Flats and Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.