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Killough Bay


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2001-2006 451 individuals B1i, C3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Branta bernicla Brent Goose 330 451 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
STRANGFORD & LECALE Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NI) 52,502 protected area contains site 0
Lecale Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 0 protected area overlaps with site 107
KILLOUGH BAY AND STRAND LOUGH Area of Special Scientific Interest (NI) 176 protected area overlaps with site 104
Killough Bay Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Killough Bay Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 133 protected area overlaps with site 0
Killough Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 104 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats and sand flats, Shingle or stony beaches -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Killough Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2020.