Dungarvan Harbour

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2006 531-1,009 individuals B1i, B2, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2002-2006 834-1,982 individuals C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2002-2006 155-1,608 individuals B1i, C3

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dungarvan Harbour SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,222 protected area contains site 1,300
Dungarvan Harbour Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,041 protected area overlaps with site 1,041


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dungarvan Harbour. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.