Falcarragh to Min an Chladaigh

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 1,085 ha

BirdWatch Ireland
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
This large site follows the coastline from Falcarragh to Min an Chladaigh in north County Donegal. It encompasses a large area inland, much of which is small, extensively managed farms, and it excludes the estuary at Ballyness Bay.

Key biodiversity
This site is an important breeding area for Crex crex and is the closest mainland site to Inishbofin (site 013) and, further out to sea, Tory Island (site 012), two islands which together held 20% of the national population of this species in 1996.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Falcarragh to Min an Chladaigh. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.