Abberton Reservoir

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 2,019 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low very unfavourable low
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Site description
This reservoir was created following the flooding of a long shallow valley, and supports fringing reed Phragmites and Salix swamp. Water is pumped mainly from the River Stour, 14 km to the north.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abberton Reservoir. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.