Poole Harbour

Site description (2007 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Poole Harbour. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.