Blackwater Wildfowlers Association

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The Blackwater estuary is an internationally important site for migratory wildfowl. Each winter it attracts thousands of ducks, geese and waders from beyond the Arctic circle to its rich feeding and roosting grounds.

eight key wildfowl sites on the Blackwater and Crouch estuaries in Essex. It manages habitats such as ponds and marshes to benefit wildfowl, rears and releases mallard on to unshot reserve areas to supplement the wild population and provides additional feeding during periods of severe weather. Club members maintain bridges and access routes across the marshes and collect and dispose of litter.


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