Lough Neagh and Lough Beg

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
Shallow water-bodies with associated damp grassland, reedbed (Phragmites), islands, fen and pasture. Lough Neagh is the largest UK freshwater lake, with water-levels subject to erratic, artificial change. The IBA is important for wintering wildfowl and summer assemblages of moulting waterfowl.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lough Neagh and Lough Beg. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.