Stour and Orwell Estuaries

Site description (2007 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Stour and Orwell Estuaries. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.