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Clare Island cliffs


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC breeding 2000 57 individuals B2
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 2002 16 breeding pairs B1iii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Connacht Coast SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 65,988 protected area overlaps with site 0
Clare Island SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,006 protected area overlaps with site 0
Clare Island Cliffs SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 354 protected area overlaps with site 72

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Clare Island cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.