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A large complex of estuaries and sand-silt flats, including the Blackwater, Crouch, Colne and Dengie Estuaries. Foulness and Maplin Sands is one of the three largest continuous sand-silt flats in Britain. The IBA is important for wintering and passage waders and wildfowl and for breeding terns and is also nationally important for breeding Panurus biarmicus.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mid-Essex Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.