Frome Flood-plain

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
This site includes all of the flood-plain between Dorchester and Poole Harbour, with lowland wet grassland the dominant habitat.

First identified in 2000. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for wintering wildfowl.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The Purbeck BAP has been prepared, and advisory work is underway.

Protected areas
National Partial International NoneIBA partly or wholly overlaps with the following national designated areas. Sites of Special Scientific Interest: East Holme Meadows, East Stoke Fen, Povington and Grange Heaths, Turners Puddle Heath, Winfrith Heath, Worgret Heath.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Frome Flood-plain. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.