Protecting Purple Sandpipers

The existing defences and rocks around Frontage 4 (Southsea Castle) are an important roosting and feeding site for Purple Sandpiper birds in the overwinter period from October to March. To minimise disturbance to the birds during our works, we will be putting several mitigation measures in place:
  • A disturbance-free area will be maintained to allow the birds to roost at all states of tide.
  • Noise levels will be monitored to ensure they are not exceeded.
  • New rock installation will take place during the summer season where possible.
  • 40 artificial tide pools will be installed in the new rock revetment.
Photo credit: Dave Stevenson