Humber Estuary

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This area is located in England and covers one of its largest estuaries. It is an important wetland area due to the large number of waterbirds that use as staging, breeding and wintering area.
In the area there are the following habitats: estuary, sand dunes, reedbeds, salt marshes, watercourses, mudflats, fresh or brackish water pits, meadow and scrub.

Ornithological importance

The estuary holds in the winter internationally important populations of the Common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Eurasian golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria), Red knot (Calidris canutus), Dunlin (Calidris alpina), Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) and Common redshank (Tringa totanus). The estuary is nationally important for its breeding populations of Great bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Eurasian marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) and Little tern (Sterna albifrons). Highlight also, due to large number of individuals that use the estuary as staging area, the Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) and Sanderling (Calidris alba).

Geographic information

53.677644°, -0.225863°


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Land uses

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Conservation status

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Information in English

Public records

Far Ings National Nature Reserve

Specific conservation status: National Reserve

Humber Estuary

Specific conservation status: Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)

Humber Estuary

Specific conservation status: Special Protection Area (SPA) - International
  • Ramsar
  • Humber Estuary Bird Survey, English Nature 2000
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