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Inishbofin and Inishshark (including Davillaun)


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
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 2003-2008 640-764 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC breeding 2000 61 individuals B2

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 is adjacent to site 0
Inishbofin; Omey Island and Turbot Island SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 179 protected area overlaps with site 0
Inishbofin and Inishshark SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,794 is identical to site 1,821
High Island; Inishshark and Davillaun SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,217 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inishbofin and Inishshark (including Davillaun). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2021.