Dawlish Warren Recording Area


The Recording Group monitors species found anywhere on the sandspit east of the railway; from the rocky shore of Langstone Rock in the south to the entrance off Cockwood harbour 2.6 km (1.6mls) to the north.  The boundary then runs north of Bull Hill sandbar before heading south down the middle of the Exe Channel, past Warren Point and east of Pole Sands.  Records out to sea are accepted at any distance from “straight out and northward” from Langstone Rock and anywhere off the spit west of the Exe Channel. Additionally, birds at sea seen from Exmouth at least 300m out are also included; birds watched from the spit, which are flying over the mainland are excluded.  The significantly different habitat of the outer car park at the base of the spit is considered outside the modern recording area.

The Recording Area covers some 210 ha (505 acres) but terrestrial habitats only occupy c.35% of this.  The spit, from Langstone Rock is 2.5 km (1.5mls) long and roughly 0.8 km (0.5mls) wide.

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