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  • Holes Bay

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    Name of Location Holes Bay
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    Facilities
    • Some parking nearby
    • Charge for parking
    • No visitor facilities
    OS Map Reference SZ007925
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    CM: Mudflats & Open Tidal Water Significant At low tide this is where large numbers of birds gather to feed
    CS: Saltmarsh Significant Extensive saltmarshes at this end of Poole harbour
    SH: Hedgerow Scrub Partial There is hedgerow for most of the way alongside the path

    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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