South-west London Waterbodies

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,878 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable medium low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
These widely scattered water-bodies on the south-west margins of London are used primarily as water-supply reservoirs. Some are now disused and include flooded gravel-pits and alluvial grassland. The shorelines are fringed with dense Salix scrub, and the river and ditch networks support a diverse aquatic flora. The IBA supports large numbers of wintering wildfowl and other waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: South-west London Waterbodies. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.