Humber Estuary SPA

© Robert Sparkes

Humber Estuary SPA includes a small section of the Yorkshire coast which is important for breeding little terns

The Humber Estuary enjoys a complex suite of designations in order to protect important estuarine habitats and the species which depend on them.  The SPA includes a little tern breeding area on the Yorkshire coast between Easington and Kilnsea, near Spurn Point.

The area is made up of a network of shallow muddy pools, grassy sandbanks and shingle shoreline, which regularly floods during high tides.  This small colony of little terns nest in well-camouflaged scrapes in the sand and shingle, between April and August each year.

More information about this area coming soon!

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