Stour and Orwell Estuaries

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stour and Orwell Estuaries. Downloaded from on 03/12/2022.