IE035
Ballysadare Bay


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

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 1996 200 individuals B1i, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 1996 333 individuals B2, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ballysadare Bay SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,145 is identical to site 2,095

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ballysadare Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/02/2023.