Site description (2000 baseline)
Ballysadare Bay, located 7 km south of Sligo town, is the most southern of the three estuarine areas which comprise Sligo Bay. The site encompasses extensive areas of mudflat, with well-developed saltmarsh in places. It extends as far as the spit at Strandhill dunes, where it opens out to the sea. Shooting is permitted in the marshes at the upper reaches of the bay.
This site supports a range of waterfowl species in winter.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ballysadare Bay. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ballysadare-bay-iba-ireland on 07/12/2023.