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Location United Kingdom, South West
Central coordinates 2o 22.53' West  51o 50.09' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 96 ha
Altitude 5 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description This IBA lies in the Severn Vale, about 10 km south-west of Gloucester, in an area subject to winter flooding. A network of ditches that support aquatic and marginal plants separates grass fields, which hold small numbers of breeding waders. Part of the site is common land. The site is important for wintering wildfowl and waders.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  1990-1995  120 individuals  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Walmore Common Birds Directive 53 protected area contained by site 53  
Walmore Common Site of Special Scientific Interest 60 protected area contained by site 59  
Walmore Common Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 53 protected area contained by site 53  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Walmore Common. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2014

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