Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 2,601 ha
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Site description (baseline)
The IBA covers Sandwich Bay and the estuary of the River Stour at Pegwell Bay, incorporating a wide range of habitats including rocky coastline, mudflats and shingle-beaches. The site is important for wintering and passage waders and waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2616 on 09/06/2023.