Deben Bird Report

The Deben Estuary Partnership is proud to announce the publication of its Deben Bird Report.  Funded by the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Sustainable Development Fund, the report is an evaluation of key areas for birds, recreational disturbance issues and opportunities for mitigation and enhancement on the Deben.

Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and with Ramsar site status, the estuary contains significant numbers of birds of international and national importance, as well as notable numbers of some other bird species despite it being small when compared with many other estuaries. 

This new report builds upon the 2013 ‘Deben Estuary Waterbirds of importance’ report undertaken by Andrew Excell and Kieran O’Mahony.  It uses GIS, aerial photographs and existing data to identify important loafing, pre-roosting, roosting and winter refuge sites for waterbirds and in considering disturbance levels on the estuary it highlights areas where increased recreational pressure may have an adverse impact.

You can download the Deben Bird Report here.

 

By Helen Taylor on February 21st, 2014

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