Ballycotton, Ballynamona and Shanagarry

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1996 27-125 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ballycotton, Ballynamona, and Shanagarry Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0
Ballycotton Bay SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 281 protected area contained by site 58
Ballycotton Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 92 protected area contained by site 92


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ballycotton, Ballynamona and Shanagarry. Downloaded from on 29/06/2022.