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The Stour estuary straddles the eastern part of the Essex/Suffolk border and comprises five main bays, whilst the Orwell is a relatively long and narrow estuary. Both estuaries support extensive mudflats and saltmarshes. The IBA supports important numbers of wintering waders and wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stour and Orwell Estuaries. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/02/2023.