Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009Populations of IBA trigger species
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s) of estimate||Population estimate||IBA Criteria Triggered|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||LC||winter||2002-2006||125-337 individuals||B1i, B3, C2|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||n/a||winter||2002-2006||13,298-43,611 individuals||A4iii, C4|
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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|Protected Area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|River Shannon and River Fergus Estuaries SPA||Special Protection Area (Birds Directive)||32,238||protected area overlaps with site||14,519|
|Lower River Shannon SAC||Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive)||68,300||protected area contains site||16,718|
|IUCN Habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Coastline||Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shannon and Fergus Estuaries. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/03/2023.