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Dengie SPA

Natural sights
salt marshes, nature, spa, landmark

Dengie SPA is a Special Protection Area on the North Sea coast of the English county of Essex.

It consists of large, remote area of tidal mud-flats and salt marshes at the eastern end of the Dengie peninsula between the estuaries of the Blackwater and Crouch. The Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall overlooks some of the Dengie SPA.

It is a wetland of international importance and provides habitats for:

  • Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica)
  • Hen harrier (Circus cyaneus)
  • Grey plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
  • knot (Calidris canutus)
  • Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa islandica)
  • Dunlin (Calidris alpina alpina)
  • Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
  • Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
  • Dark-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla bernicla)
  • Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
  • Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

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