Chichester Harbour AONB

Chichester Harbour AONB, Bosham, Hampshire, England

Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The harbour is of national and international importance for nature conservation.

It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a wetland of international importance, a Special Protection Area for wild birds and a Special Area of Conservation.

The harbour is of particular importance for wintering wildfowl and waders of which five species reach numbers which are internationally important.

There are a number of habitats including a large area of salt marsh habitat and mudflats which are exposed at low tide.

These areas are particularly important for wintering birds. Chichester Harbour is a designated Bass Nursery Area.

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