Chichester and Langstone Harbours

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 5,795 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 high very unfavourable medium
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Site description
This site covers two harbours joined by a stretch of water that separates Hayling Island from the mainland. Tidal channels drain the river basins and penetrate far inland. Habitats include extensive mudflats and associated saltmarshes, sand-dunes, islands, and areas of Juncus marsh and reedbed (Phragmites). The IBA is important for breeding terns and wintering and passage wildfowl and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chichester and Langstone Harbours. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.