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Morecambe Bay & Birdlife


Morecambe Bay is a bird habitat of international importance and also enjoys a deserved reputation for its beauty and panoramic views.

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 these websites:

lancaster & district birdwatching society logo Lancaster & District Birdwatching Society
royal society for the protection of birds logo Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
english nature logo English Nature
morecambe bay partnership logo Morecambe Bay Partnership
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