Ballyhoura Mountains

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 6,500 ha

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Site summary
This upland site comprising of upland heath, bog and commercial forestry provides excellent nesting and foraging habitat for breeding Circus cyaneus and supports over 12% of the population, the 3rd largest concentration in the country.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ballyhoura Mountains. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.