Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl

Site overview: This site is in the southeast part of the northern section of the Irish sea - bordering north-west England and north Wales. Over 20,000 birds come to this site to feed on the small sea creatures that live in the sandy seabed. These include red-throated divers and sea ducks.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Protection Area
MPA Purpose
areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union


53° 32' 9" North,
3° 26' 24" West

Surface Area

1,703.73 km2
(657.82 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Marine areas, Sea inlets


  • Waterfowl assemblage


  • Black (common) scoter (Melanitta nigra) (Regularly occurring migratory species)