Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 2,373 ha
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Site description (baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Benfleet and Southend Marshes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2426 on 04/06/2023.