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Site description (2007 baseline)
Mudflats and saltmarshes bordering the Swale, which separates the Isle of Sheppey from the Kent mainland, in addition to extensive brackish and freshwater grazing-marshes on both sides of the channel. The IBA is important for wintering and passage wildfowl and waders, and breeding wildfowl, gulls and other reedbed/wetland species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: The Swale. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/the-swale-iba-united-kingdom on 03/10/2023.