Waters of Philorth

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The reserve incorporates the estuary of the River Philorth and the sand dune complex, which is part of the larger Fraserburgh Bay sand dune system. There are also areas of reed bed, salt marsh and mud flats associated with the estuary. The Waters of Philorth site is known for the diversity of its bird life resulting from the range of habitats.

The exposed beach and its associated debris are popular areas for gulls while upstream the river is an important feeding site for many migrating birds especially waders and wildfowl such as oystercatcher, redshank, and dunlin. The reed beds that line the river further upstream provide shelter and food for birds such as reed bunting and sedge warbler.

Away from the exposed beach the sand dunes are more sheltered and contain a great variety of plants. As well as marram grass there are a lot of flowering plants such as ladies bedstraw, northern marsh orchid and cowslip.

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Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Scotland, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Waters Of Philorth Lnr, Waters Of Philorth Local Nature Reserve

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Address: Town House, Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY, UK
Phone: +44 1261 813299
Email: banffandbuchan.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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