Dorset Heaths and Forests

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description (baseline)
A large, fragmented area situated around Poole Harbour and to the west of Wareham, overlying the infertile and acidic Bagshot Beds. The area comprises mainly lowland heathland and mires, with associated woodland and grassland. The IBA holds important populations of specialist heathland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dorset Heaths and Forests. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.