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Name of Location Holes Bay Highlights Over-wintering birds Diversity Low (50-100 species) Facilities
- Some parking nearby
- Charge for parking
- No visitor facilities
OS Map Reference SZ007925Ten Top Species: Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Recorded by others4 Smew Mergus albellus Recorded by others4 Sea Mouse-ear Cerastium atrovirens Common 01/04/20144 Oxford Ragwort Senecio squalidus Along the water edge 14/01/20143 Marble gall Andricus kollari On the oak trees 14/01/20143 Danish Scurveygrass Cochlearia danica Common 01/04/20143 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Occasional in winter 14/01/20143 Downy Birch Betula pubescens Along the path 01/04/20143 Common Storksbill Erodium cicutarium Present 01/04/20143 Charlock Sinapis arvensis Present 01/04/20143 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.