Bannow Bay

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 577-1,045 individuals B1i, C3
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 2003-2007 12-51 individuals 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Bannow Bay SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,363 protected area contains site 877
Bannow Bay SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,325 protected area contains site 901
Bannow Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 958 protected area overlaps with site 958
Bannow Bay Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bannow Bay. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.