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.