Chichester and Langstone Harbours

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
This site covers two harbours joined by a stretch of water that separates Hayling Island from the mainland. Tidal channels drain the river basins and penetrate far inland. Habitats include extensive mudflats and associated saltmarshes, sand-dunes, islands, and areas of Juncus marsh and reedbed (Phragmites). The IBA is important for breeding terns and wintering and passage wildfowl and waders.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chichester and Langstone Harbours. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.