Morecambe Bay is a bird habitat of international importance
and also enjoys a deserved reputation for its beauty and
The Bay is an area of 195 square miles, with 120 square miles
of sands exposed at extreme low tides. It is the largest
continuous intertidal area in Britain.
The rivers Crake, Keer, Kent, Leven, Lune and the Wyre feed
the Bay, making it the third most important estuary in Europe in
terms of bird life supported.
It’s the UK’s most important wintering site for dunlin, oyster
catcher, curlew and turnstone and has a dependant population
of more than 200,000 wildfowl and wading birds. National and
international designations protect the Bay, all recognising and
emphasising the Bay’s importance.
To learn more about the Bay and it’s natural history, explore