IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2009)
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Area: 500 ha
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A small estuary of the Blackwater river with a narrow opening to the sea. This site includes areas of intertidal mudflat and saltmarsh within the main Blackwater estuary and the smaller adjoining Tourig estuary. An intertidal pool at Foxhole, where the embankment has been breached is also within the site. The estuary is used for recreational boating activities.
Several other wintering species occur in numbers of national importance, including Anas penelope (1,001 birds, 1995), Pluvialis squatarola (77 birds, 1996) and Calidris alpina (2,537 birds, 1996).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Blackwater estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.