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  • Brownsea Island

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    Name of Location Brownsea Island
    Highlights Over-wintering birds, Dragonflies and damselflies, Views, Migrating Birds, Family outings
    Facilities
    • Entrance charges apply
    • Manned visitor centre
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    • Picnic area
    • Viewing hides and shelters
    • Seats around the site
    • Signed routes and trails
    • Well made paths
    • Guided walks and events
    OS Map Reference SZ028878
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Area Isle of Purbeck
    Geology Poole Basin
    Access Wheelchair
    Ten Top Species: 
    Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
    Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Several 14/07/2016
    5
    Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Several 01/10/2015
    4
    Great Northern Diver Gavia immer In Poole harbour 10/09/2013
    4
    Wild Service-tree Sorbus torminalis Present 10/09/2013
    4
    Water Vole Arvicola terrestris See reserve website
    4
    Great Sundew Drosera anglica Rare 14/07/2016
    4
    Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Present 01/10/2015
    4
    Tutsan Hypericum androsaemum Scarce 14/07/2016
    4
    Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Numerous 01/10/2015
    4
    Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus Several 01/10/2015
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    This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

    SSSI Name Poole Harbour
    Primary Photo
    Description

    Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world, a very high proportion of its area comprising intertidal marshes and mudflats. These, together with the permanent channels, support large numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders, for which Poole Harbour has national and international significance. Fringing habitats of heathland, grassland and the islands provide additional interests, in turn supporting further scarce and restricted flora and fauna. Several rare marine invertebrates also occur within the harbour.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes Poole Harbour is internationally important for birds and for wildlife as a whole so no wonder it is an SSSI.

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