Breydon Water

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Breydon Water

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    1,203 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    52°35'N 01°38'E
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Breydon Water. 29/03/96; England; 1203 ha; 52°35'N 001°37'E. Special Area for Conservation, Special Protection Area, SSSI. An inland tidal estuary with extensive areas of mudflats exposed at low tide. The site is internationally important for wintering waterbirds, notably Bewick's Swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, and it supports important numbers of passage birds. Human activities include recreation, hunting, and agriculture. Extended in March 2000 from 515 to 1203 ha. Ramsar site no. 821. Most recent RIS information: 2000.

Administrative region: 

  • National legal designation: 
    • environmentally sensitive area
    • local nature reserve
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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