Pagham Harbour


Site overview: This site is on the south coast of England in West Sussex. It is made up of areas of saltmarsh and intertidal mud-flats, surrounded by lagoons and shingle. This is an important feeding area for birds, such as the little tern in summer, as well as ruffs in Winter.


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

50° 45' 57" North,
0° 45' 46" West

Surface Area

6.29 km2
(2.43 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

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

Species

  • Little tern (Sterna albifrons) (Annex I (species))
  • Common tern (Sterna hirundo) (Annex I (species))
  • Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) (Annex I (species))
  • Dark-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla bernicla) (Regularly occurring migratory species)