Breydon Water


Site overview: This site is located in the extreme east of England, on the coast of Norfolk. The site is an inland tidal estuary at the mouth of the River Yare. This is a really important area for wintering waterbirds, some of which feed in the Broadland Special Protection Area (a type of Marine Protected Area) that is next to this site at Halvergate Marshes.


Designation Status
Designated
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Protection Area
MPA Purpose
areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union


Coordinates

52° 35' 43" North,
1° 38' 57" East

Surface Area

12.03 km2
(4.64 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Tidal rivers, Estuaries, Mud flats, Sand flats, Lagoons (including saltwork basins)
  • Salt marshes, Salt pastures, Salt steppes

Assemblage

  • Waterfowl assemblage

Species

  • Common tern (Sterna hirundo) (Annex I (species))
  • Northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) (Annex I (species))
  • Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) (Annex I (species))