Dungarvan Harbour

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: B1i, B2, C3, C6 (2009)
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Area: 1,300 ha

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Site description (baseline)
A large, east-facing sea bay on the south coast in County Waterford. The extensive intertidal sand- and mudflats at this site are sheltered by Helvick Head to the south and Ballynacourty Point to the north. The linear Cunnigar shingle-spit extends far into the bay, providing further shelter to the inner mudflats.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering waterbirds. Several additional species occur in numbers of national importance including Tadorna tadorna (995 birds, 1995), Pluvialis apricaria (6,100 birds, 1996), Vanellus vanellus (3,775 birds, 1996) and Tringa totanus (910 birds, 1996).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dungarvan Harbour. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.