The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax||LC||breeding||2002||15 breeding pairs||B1iii|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Blanket bogs||-|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sligo and Leitrim uplands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/sligo-and-leitrim-uplands-iba-ireland on 21/09/2023.