North Wicklow coastal marshes

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 414-840 individuals B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2001 35 breeding pairs 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
The Murrough Wetlands Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 606 protected area overlaps with site 139
Kilcoole Marshes SPA - IE0004085 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 57
Coast, Greystones -- Wicklow Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0
Broad Lough SPA - IE0004128 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 59


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Wicklow coastal marshes. Downloaded from on 03/04/2020.