Beara peninsula

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: B1iii, B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 3,250 ha

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Site description (baseline)
A linear coastal site in County Cork, which extends from Kenmare Bay south around the peninsula into Bantry Harbour and includes Dursey Island. Coastal habitats include sea cliff, grassland and heath. Information on land-use and threats is incomplete.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Beara peninsula. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.