A comprehensive review of the birds of this, the premier wetland area of south-east England. The Marshes are subject to enormous pressure from industry, development and leisure activities, yet still support vast numbers of wildfowl and waders, as well as raptors and many other resident and migrant species. The first part of the book covers the principal sites, from Gravesend to Whitstable. The second contains detailed species accounts, charting changes in numbers over the last 40 years of both breeding and non-breeding species. The final part is a full checklist.