Pulborough Brooks

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Pulborough Brooks

Pulborough Brooks is a, area of watermeadows in the western parts of Sussex, to the south of Pulborough: the meadows are formed here on a stretch of the River Arun which is tidal, though north of the South Downs and as yet many miles from the sea.

An area of 395 acres has been designated a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.[1] A wider area forms the Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, which is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.[2] Furthermore, it is part of the Arun Valley Ramsar site,[3] a Special Area of Conservation[4] and a Special Protection Area.[5]

These wet meadows are crossed by a network of ditches, some of which have a rich aquatic flora and invertebrate fauna, including several which are nationally rare. The site is internationally important for wintering wildfowl and many species of birds breed there, such as lapwing, snipe, garganey, yellow wagtail, grey partridge, skylark, reed bunting and barn owl.[1]


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