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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is an 800 acre triangular parcel of land bounded by the River Rother and River Brede. The reserve contains a wide variety of habitats, including saltmarsh, shingle ridges, fresh water marsh, scrubland, woodland, sand dunes, drainage ditches and an inter tidal zone.

Highlights: Best know for its' birds, (over 250 species have been recorded and 70 have nested) there is plenty to see. Common, Little and Sandwich terns, lapwing, redshank, Ringed plover and oystercatcher have all nested here. In winter large flocks of waders and wildfowl visit.
Brown hares are the most visble mammals, and badgers, foxes bats and many smaller mammals are all present. Some areas of the reserve are fenced to protect nesting birds from foxes.

There is an information centre and 5 bird hides around the reserve.

Location: There is a free car park with toilets nearby at Rye Harbour, and the reserve is crossed by many footpaths.

The reserve is just east of the A259 at Rye.

Grid reference: TQ940187

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