Lea Valley

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
A series of wetlands and reservoirs situated along the River Lea, to the north-east of London. A rich aquatic and marginal flora is present in the reservoirs and streams. The IBA is important for several breeding wetland bird species, including a large heronry, wintering wildfowl and late summer moults of Aythya fuligula.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lea Valley. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.