Wigtown Bay

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 3,402 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)
A large estuary draining the Rivers Cree and Bladnoch and several burns. The site includes extensive areas of intertidal mudflats and adjacent grazed saltmarshes and supports large numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wigtown Bay. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.