Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,878 ha
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Site description (baseline)
These widely scattered water-bodies on the south-west margins of London are used primarily as water-supply reservoirs. Some are now disused and include flooded gravel-pits and alluvial grassland. The shorelines are fringed with dense Salix scrub, and the river and ditch networks support a diverse aquatic flora. The IBA supports large numbers of wintering wildfowl and other waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: South-west London Waterbodies. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2600 on 06/06/2023.