Lady's Island Lake

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 425-860 individuals B1i, C3
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 1999 116 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1999 480 breeding pairs C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1999 235 breeding pairs C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1999 1,048 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lady's Island Lake SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 479 protected area contains site 377
Lady's Island Lake SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 540 protected area contains site 433
Lady's Island Refuge for Fauna 0 protected area overlaps with site 4
Inish and Sgarbheen SPA - IE0004010 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 23


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lady's Island Lake. Downloaded from on 17/10/2021.