Pagham Harbour

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Pagham Harbour
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Pagham Harbour Entrance - geograph.org.uk - 501054.jpg
Pagham Harbour is located in West Sussex
Pagham Harbour
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Shown within West Sussex
Area of Search West Sussex
Grid reference SZ875970
Coordinates 50°45′57″N 0°45′30″W / 50.765856°N 0.758408°W / 50.765856; -0.758408Coordinates: 50°45′57″N 0°45′30″W / 50.765856°N 0.758408°W / 50.765856; -0.758408
Interest Biological
Area 615.9 ha (1,522 acres)
Notification

1954 (1954)

Designated: 30 March 1988
Natural England website

Pagham Harbour is a natural harbour in West Sussex. It is south of the city of Chichester and near the towns of Pagham and Selsey.

Geographically it is the smallest and most easterly of the harbours of the Solent.

It is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest,[1][2] a Local Nature Reserve,[3][4] a Special Protection Area, and a Ramsar site. Its shingle spit is further designated a Geological Conservation Review site. In spring or autumn rare migratory birds can often be seen. Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve covers 1,450 acres (6 km2) of salt marsh, mudflats, farmland, copses, lagoons, reed beds and shingle beaches.

Rare bird species[edit]

  • Little Tern Sternula albifrons during the breeding season
  • Ruff Philomachus pugnax over-wintering
  • Pintail Anas acuta migratory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pagham Harbour citation". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. 
  2. ^ "Map of Pagham Harbour". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. 
  3. ^ "Pagham Harbour". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 
  4. ^ "Map of Pagham Harbour". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 

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