Dungarvan Harbour

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
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

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA 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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dungarvan Harbour. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.