The Swale

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
Mudflats and saltmarshes bordering the Swale, which separates the Isle of Sheppey from the Kent mainland, in addition to extensive brackish and freshwater grazing-marshes on both sides of the channel. The IBA is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and breeding wildfowl, gulls and other reedbed/wetland species.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: The Swale. Downloaded from on 06/12/2022.