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Tacumshin lake


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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 2002-2006 80-185 individuals B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 2002-2006 1,280-5,200 individuals B3

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)
Tacumshin Lake SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 476 protected area contained by site 482
Tacumshin Lake SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 559 protected area contained by site 328
Tacumshin Lake Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0
Saltee Islands SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,802 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lady's Island Lake SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 540 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Carnsore Point SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,736 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tacumshin lake. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/tacumshin-lake-iba-ireland on 25/02/2024.