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Location United Kingdom, Channel Islands
Central coordinates 2o 5.69' West  49o 10.15' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C3
Area 4,257 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description The area comprises extensive intertidal zones, bays and stretches of rocky shoreline. Exposed lengths of rocky shore and sheltered areas of sand and silt support a characteristic flora and fauna, including important invertebrate communities. The IBA is important for wintering waders and geese.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres winter  1996  700 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium very unfavourable negligible
Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone 700 270 individuals 39 very unfavourable

Unknown  Unknown  Unknown  negligible 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  -
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Sand dunes and beaches; Shingle or stony beaches  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jersey Shoreline. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014

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