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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Stour and Orwell Estuaries. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/stour-and-orwell-estuaries-iba-united-kingdom on 23/09/2023.