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
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable low low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Abberton Reservoir. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.