Pagham Harbour

Pagham Harbour is a natural harbour on England's south coast. 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.

Its importance for wildlife has seen it designated SSSI, Special Protection Area and 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 Reserve covers 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

External links

* [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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