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Site description (2007 baseline)
A drowned valley that forms one of the largest natural harbours in the world, with the five islands representing high ground between the former river valleys. Habitat-types include mudflats, saltmarsh, reed Phragmites-swamp and heathland. The IBA is important for wintering wildfowl and waders, and for breeding gulls and terns.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Poole Harbour. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/poole-harbour-iba-united-kingdom on 30/11/2023.