Pagham Harbour is a natural harbour on
England's south coast. It is south of the city of Chichesterand near the towns of Paghamand Selsey.
Geographically it is the smallest and most easterly of the harbours of the
Its importance for wildlife has seen it designated
SSSI, Special Protection Areaand a Ramsar site. Its shingle spit is further designated a Geological Conservation Review site. In spring or autumn rare migatory birds can often be seen. Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reservecovers convert|1450|acre|km2|0 of saltmarsh, mudflats, farmland, copses, lagoons, reedbeds and shingle beaches.
Rare bird species
Little Tern"Sternula albifrons" during the breeding season
*Ruff "Philomachus pugnax" over-wintering
Pintail"Anas acuta" migratory
* [http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/environment/the-west-sussex-countryside/the-coastal-plain/pagham-harbour-local-nature-reserve/ County council website about Pagham Harbour]
* [http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-2044-theme=default Special Protection Area designation]
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