Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
The IBA covers about 6 km of the Stour flood-plain downstream of Canterbury. The site includes flooded gravel-pits, reedbeds (Phragmites) and lagoons, in an area that has undergone colliery subsidence. Margins are well-vegetated with scrub and Alnus carr, which supports a diverse ground flora. Fen communities exist in areas of cut reedbed, with a rich aquatic flora present in some of the dykes. The site supports a wide range of wetland birds including notable populations of breeding and wintering reedbed species.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stodmarsh. Downloaded from on 26/10/2020.