Pulborough Brooks

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Pulborough Brooks
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Pulborough Brooks.JPG
Looking towards Pulborough across the brooks
Pulborough Brooks is located in West Sussex
Pulborough Brooks
Location within West Sussex
Area of Search West Sussex
Grid reference TQ052169
Coordinates 50°56′31″N 0°30′06″W / 50.941825°N 0.501757°W / 50.941825; -0.501757Coordinates: 50°56′31″N 0°30′06″W / 50.941825°N 0.501757°W / 50.941825; -0.501757
Interest Biological
Area 158.83 ha (392.5 acres)
Notification 1998 (1998)
Natural England website

Pulborough Brooks is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in West Sussex, England.[1] It is near the town of Pulborough and is in the Arun Valley. The River Arun floods in winter, providing a rich habitat for wading birds, ducks and geese.

RSPB reserve[edit]

The reserve is a mixed habitat of farmland and water-meadows. A circular trail leads from the visitor information centre around the reserve, taking in four hides and three observation areas. As well as birds there is a herd of deer and rare breeds of cattle to graze the meadows. The visitor centre has a café and children's play area.


Pulborough Brooks is known for its birds. Firecrests, chiffchaffs, little ringed plovers are all notable species.

Black-winged stilts[edit]

A recent appearance were a family of black-winged stilts. These were a male and female, with two juveniles. They had bred at Medmerry RSPB in July 2014 [2]and shortly afterwards they moved to Pulborough Brooks.


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