The Cull and Killag

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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 2002-2006 25-166 individuals B2
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2006 300-888 individuals B1i, C3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 2002-2006 6,000-12,745 individuals C6

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)
Ballyteigue Burrow SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 660 protected area contained by site 661
Ballyteigue Burrow (1987) Nature Reserve 531 protected area contained by site 531
Ballyteige Burrow SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 703 protected area overlaps with site 522
Ballyteige Nature Reserve 6 protected area contained by site 8


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: The Cull and Killag. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.