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Exe Estuary


Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
A complex of habitats, extending over 10 km south from Exeter to the open sea at Dawlish Warren. Broad intertidal flats and grazing-marshes are the dominant habitats. Extensive mussel, eel-grass Zostera and algal beds and a sand-spit further increase the habitat diversity. The site is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and for breeding Cettia cetti.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Exe Estuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2019.