Bird watching on the bay

Bird watching on the bay

Morecambe Bay is one of the finest birdwatching sites in Britain.

Centred on the 310 square kilometres of inter-tidal sand flats it is an outstanding combination of habitats from off shore islands to
salt marsh and sand dunes.

The Arnside/Silverdale and Bowland areas are designated as ‘Areas of outstanding Natural Beauty’, all testifying to the richness and importance of the area for wildlife.

Furthermore, set against the magical backdrop of the Lakeland fells, it’s an ever-changing world of water and sand moulded by the
constant ebb and glow of the tides making it home to one of the largest concentrations of birds in Europe.

Tens of thousands of waders, wildfowl and gulls winter or breed, or pass through on their migrations from the Artic to Africa, making itof truly national and international importance.

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