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The IBA extends eastwards from Canvey Island along the foreshore to Southend, covering extensive areas of mudflats and saltmarsh. It supports distinct sea-wall and saltmarsh plant communities, in addition to a diverse ditch and grassland flora. The IBA is important for wintering geese and waders, and breeding Panurus biarmicus.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Benfleet and Southend Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2019.