UK068
The Swale


Site description (2007 baseline):

Site location and context
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.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: The Swale. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/the-swale-iba-united-kingdom on 26/02/2024.