A central area of mudflats and saltmarsh, and surrounding brackish marsh and pasture. The harbour itself has a narrow opening to the sea, flanked by shingle-beaches. The IBA supports large numbers of wintering wildfowl, and is also nationally important for wintering Phalacrocorax carbo.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pagham Harbour. Downloaded from
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