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A sea lough with an area of tidal mudflats reduced in size by development. The outer shores are mainly rocky with a few sandy bays. The IBA is important for wintering waders and wildfowl, with man-made lagoons in the Inner Harbour holding the main wader roost.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Belfast Lough. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2019.